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Parker, Roger 1951-

Works: 224 works in 588 publications in 5 languages and 15,259 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Operas  Vocal scores  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Stories, plots, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Scores 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Arranger, Author of introduction, Contributor, Compiler, Other, Performer, Composer
Classifications: ML1700, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Roger Parker
The Oxford illustrated history of opera by Roger Parker( Book )

30 editions published between 1941 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 2,143 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
A history of opera by Carolyn Abbate( Book )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,324 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 )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling studies over de opera van de Italiaanse componist (1858-1924)
Reading opera by Arthur Groos( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing opera : Verdi and Wagner( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Giuseppe Verdi : Oberto to Un ballo in maschera by Gabriele Baldini( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Score reading by Roger Fiske( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 510 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 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaking the song : operatic visions and revisions from Handel to Berio by Roger Parker( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi and his operas( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 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 )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 345 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."--Jacket
Verdi in performance( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford history of opera( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading critics reading : opera and ballet criticism in France from the Revolution to 1848( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Duc d'Albe by Gaetano Donizetti( )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First studio recording of Donizetti's unfinished opera of 1839
Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali : dramma giocoso in un atto by Gaetano Donizetti( )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 214 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 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca : opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Italian and held by 161 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
Music in the theater : essays on Verdi and other composers by Pierluigi Petrobelli( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well known for having generated new interest in Verdi as a subtle and elaborate musical thinker, Pierluigi Petrobelli offers here lively, penetrating explanations of how music in the theater works: Why is it that only a few operas constitute the standard repertory of all opera houses throughout the world, to the constant delight of their audiences? What makes these operas as effective today as they were at the time of their creation? Is there a governing principle in their organization and structure? In this collection of essays, most of which appear in English for the first time, Petrobelli answers these questions by presenting historical facts and analyzing specific operas, mainly by Verdi, in terms of musical organization and dramaturgical conventions. From the exploration of clearly detectable stylistic models - Rossini's Mose for Verdi's Nabucco, and the first act finale of Don Giovanni for the opening scene of Rigoletto - the essays move to the study of Verdi's compositional process as revealed by the sketches for Alzira, I due Foscari, and Rigoletto. Unifying musical devices are discussed in essays on Il trovatore and Macbeth. Using Aida and La forvza del destino, Petrobelli builds toward a theory based on three elements of communication within opera: the dramatic structure, the libretto and its metrical arrangement, and the score. The volume culminates with the application of these analytic tools to the opening of Gluck's Alceste and the making of Bellini's I puritani
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The Oxford illustrated history of opera
Alternative Names
Parker, Roger Leslie 1951-

Parker , Roger <musicologo>

Roger Parker Brits musicoloog

Roger Parker English musicologist

Roger Parker musicologo e docente britannico

パーカー, ロジャー


English (170)

Italian (74)

German (9)

French (7)

Japanese (2)

Giacomo 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 partiRemaking the song : operatic visions and revisions from Handel to BerioVerdi and his operas