Professor Roger Parker FBA

The history of opera, particularly in 19th-century Italy; editorial work on Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi and Puccini; critical theory; film music

Elected 2008

Fellow type
UK Emeritus Fellow
Year elected

Roger Parker is Professor of Music at King's College London, having previously taught at Cornell, Oxford and Cambridge. He is General Editor (with Gabriele Dotto) of the Donizetti critical edition, published by Ricordi. His most recent books are 'Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio' (University of California Press, 2006); and 'A History of Opera: The Last Four Hundred Years' (Penguin, UK/Norton, US, 2012), written jointly with Carolyn Abbate. He is now working on a book about music in London in the 1830s, and is Director of the ERC-funded project 'Music in London, 1800-1851'.

Current post

Thurston Dart Professor of Music, King's College London

Past appointments

King's College London University of London Thurston Dart Professor of Music, King's College London, University of London

2007 -

University of Cambridge Professor

1999 - 2006

University of Oxford Lecturer (then Professor)

1994 - 1999

Cornell University Assistant (then Associate) Professor

1982 - 1993


Puccini: Manon Lescaut (critical edition) 2013

A History of Opera 2012

Leonora's Last Act 1997

Remaking the Song 2006

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