A History of Opera
Publication Date: November 2012
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Yet the book s message is one of celebration. Even if the majority of opera s most popular and enduring works were written in what is now a remote European past and in circumstances very different from our own, and even if the viability of contemporary opera is ever more in question, 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.
Roger Parker, a professor of music at King 's College London, was a founding coeditor of the "Cambridge Opera Journal" and is a frequent opera commentator on radio and television. He lives in Havant, Hampshire.