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Parker, Roger 1951-

Works: 207 works in 470 publications in 6 languages and 11,944 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Drama  History  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Biography  Orchestral excerpts  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Arranger, Author of introduction, Translator, 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 )

25 editions published between 1941 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,168 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( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,481 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and English and held by 998 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading opera by Arthur Groos( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing opera : Verdi and Wagner( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 623 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 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Score reading by Roger Fiske( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucodonosor : dramma lirico in four parts = dramma lirico in quattro parti by Giuseppe Verdi( )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi and his operas( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonora's last act : essays in Verdian discourse by Roger Parker( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays, Roger Parker brings a series of valuable insights to bear on Verdian analysis and criticism, and does so in a way that responds both to an opera-goer's love of musical drama and to a scholar's concern for recent critical trends. As he writes at one point: ""opera challenges us by means of its brash impurity, its loose ends and excess of meaning, its superfluity of narrative secrets."" Verdi's works, many of which underwent drastic revisions over the years and which sometimes bore marks of an unusual collaboration between composer and librettist, illustrate in particular why i
The New Grove guide to Verdi and his operas by Roger Parker( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 341 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 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi in performance( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 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 243 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 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ceremony of carols. Rejoice in the Lamb. Missa brevis by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in Latin and English and held by 199 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 192 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
Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali : dramma giocoso in un atto by Gaetano Donizetti( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Parker, Roger Leslie 1951-

パーカー, ロジャー

English (120)

Italian (70)

German (11)

Japanese (2)

Latin (2)

French (1)

Remaking the song operatic visions and revisions from Handel to BerioGiacomo Puccini, La BohèmeReading operaAnalyzing opera : Verdi and WagnerThe story of Giuseppe Verdi : Oberto to Un ballo in mascheraScore readingNabucodonosor : dramma lirico in four parts = dramma lirico in quattro partiVerdi and his operas