Praise for Papageno – William Berger at Opéra de Toulon
William spent the month of May working in the largest French opera house outside of Paris – Opéra de Toulon – celebrating the company’s 150th birthday with Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
William sang the role of Papageno alongside Olivera Topalovic’s Papagena in a colourful production originally created for Opéra Théâtre d’Avignon and directed by Robert Fortune.
Claudie Kibler-Andreotti in the French newspaper “La Marseillaise” praised William’s performance, saying:
“How can we forget William Berger! What enchanting presence! An excellent actor and comedian, unforgettable voice, careful stage movement, impulsive and authentic in his role as Papageno, which he has made his own, as he excels as Mozart’s birdcatcher: happy and authentic.”
and Maurice Salles described William’s performance in Forum Opera:
“William Berger gives the character the apparent spontaneity that makes it funny, friendly and touching. ”
Visit William’s Facebook page to view some photographs from the production.