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Parker, Roger 1951-

Overview
Works: 198 works in 424 publications in 4 languages and 11,252 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Drama  Stories, plots, etc  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Biography  Musical settings 
Roles: Editor, Arranger, Author of introduction, Translator, Performer, Contributor, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: ML1700, 782.103
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Most widely held works by Roger Parker
The Oxford illustrated history of opera by ( Book )
17 editions published between 1941 and 2001 in English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There are few one-volume histories of opera available, and none includes the up-to-date information contained here. Nine leading authorities provide insightful chapters on periods in opera history, from a thorough account of opera in the 17th century through the works of present-day composers such as Philip Glass and John Adams. Because it is intended for the general reader, this work has no musical examples or footnotes. The chapters are not organized in a strictly chronological format but are built around a series of concepts or arguments, presented with a wealth of supporting information, making the index essential to finding answers to specific questions. For both the casual and informed reader, however, the more than 250 illustrations-many rare, and all appearing with detailed captions-will be of particular interest. There is also a notable chapter on staging, and the fascinating opera trivia (from traffic jams and ticket scalpers to a history of lavatories) found in John Rosselli's chapter, "Opera as Social Occasion," will hold readers' attention
Remaking the song operatic visions and revisions from Handel to Berio by Roger Parker ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spanning almost the entire history of opera, this book re-examines attitudes toward some of our best-loved musical works, and asks a question: what exactly is opera? It considers the works by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, and Berio, aiming to challenge what many regard as sacroscant: the opera's musical text
A history of opera by Carolyn Abbate ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bold, engaging exploration of opera's fundamental nature and enduring appeal, from the sixteenth century to the present. There are lively discussions of opera's social, political, and literary backgrounds, its economic circumstances, and the almost continual polemics that have accompanied its development through the centuries. The authors examine the problems that opera has faced in the last half century, when new works-- once opera's lifeblood-- have shrunk to a tiny minority and have largely failed to find a permanent place in the repertoire. Yet opera as an art form remains extraordinarily buoyant and challenging
Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème by Arthur Groos ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading opera ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzing opera : Verdi and Wagner ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Giuseppe Verdi : Oberto to Un ballo in maschera by Gabriele Baldini ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Score reading by Roger Fiske ( )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdi and his operas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nabucodonosor : dramma lirico in four parts = dramma lirico in quattro parti by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonora's last act : essays in Verdian discourse by Roger Parker ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In these essays, Roger Parker brings valuable insights to bear on Verdian analysis and criticism, and does so in a way that responds both to an operagoer's love of musical drama and to a scholar's concern for recent critical trends. Parker explores works like Rigoletto, Il trovatore, La forza del destino, and Falstaff from a variety of angles, and addresses such contentious topics as the composer's involvement with Italian politics, the possibilities of an "authentic" staging of his work, and the advantages and pitfalls of analyzing his operas according to terms that his contemporaries might have understood
The New Grove guide to Verdi and his operas by Roger Parker ( Book )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Here is a compact guide to Verdi's life and operas. Roger Parker has based this volume on articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, featuring up-to-date information on the life of Verdi, his works, librettists, and interpreters, and the places where his works have been performed. Parker compiled these meticulously researched articles into an organized narrative, designed to make finding information on Verdi as easy as possible without sacrificing readability. He has also added a new introduction, a new section on modern Verdi productions, and an updated bibliography. In addition, this resource includes a suggested listening guide and an eight-page insert containing relevant illustrations."--BOOK JACKET
The Oxford history of opera ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verdi in performance ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading critics reading : opera and ballet criticism in France from the Revolution to 1848 ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poliuto : tragedia lirica in tre atti by Gaetano Donizetti ( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Italian and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali : dramma giocoso in un atto by Gaetano Donizetti ( )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini ( )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of the State Theatre collection of cinema scores and parts, mainly used for silent movies, but including musical materials associated with talking pictures ca. 1900-1950, used by the State Theatre and various film distribution companies throughout Australia. Some items include performance annotations
Studies in early Verdi, 1832-1844 : new information and perspectives on the Milanese musical milieu and the operas from Oberto to Ernani by Roger Parker ( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of opera : the last four hundred years by Carolyn Abbate ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This definitive work tells the entire story of the world's most extraordinary artistic medium of the last four hundred years. Opera paints the human passions with astonishing power and drama. This book, the first new, full-length, single-volume "History of Opera" for more than a generation provokes in-depth discussions of many works by the greatest opera composers, from Monteverdi, Handel and Mozart, to Verdi and Wagner, to Strauss, Puccini, Berg, and Britten. There are lively discussions of opera's social, political and literary background, its economic circumstances and the almost continual polemics that have accompanied its development through the centuries. Abbate and Parker examine the problems that opera has faced in the last half century, when new works - which were once opera's life-blood - have shrunk to a tiny minority, have largely failed to find a permanent place in the repertoire. Yet the book's final message is one of celebration. Opera as an art form remains extraordinarily buoyant and challenging. It continues to transform people physically, emotionally, and intellectually, and to articulate human experience in ways no other art form can match
 
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Alternative Names
Parker, Roger Leslie 1951- Vollstaendiger Name
パーカー, ロジャー
Languages
English (115)
Italian (66)
German (2)
French (1)
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