DIY: do it yourself with sheet music, libretto, and backing tracks

Order the Book (also known as the Libretto)

Music from 1804. Action set in 1988. A new opera (in English). A Roadkill Opera tells the story of the hour before the lights go up on opening night for a comedy improv troupe in Jackson Hole, Wyoming–the Roadkill On A Stick Frozen Foods Theatre Company. Based (loosely) on a true story from a fast-developing tourist town, this original English libretto by Parker is set to music by Ferdinando Paer (Napoleon’s maitre de chapelle).

A Roadkill Opera, a new 59-minute opera by Stephan Alexander Parker was workshopped by Jeffrey Dokken at Artomatic 2012 in Crystal City, Virginia; premiered at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint in Washington DC in January 2016; and performed by the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) at the James Lee Community Theater in Falls Church, Virginia, in October 2016. You can now do it yourself using the libretto from the 2016 shows, the sheet music used for all shows to date, and the backing tracks from the studio recording. The book includes photos from the January 2016 shows.

Karaoke and lyric videos of the first five songs are now available for free–you can try before you buy.

Order the Studio Recording (with Vocals)

Various Artists | Paer & Parker: A Roadkill Opera

The studio recording of A Roadkill Opera (with vocals) was released on July 4, 2013, on Amazon.com and subsequently on  CD BabyAmazonMP3, and iTunes. It is now available worldwide on nearly all platforms. This comic opera with music in the style of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is recommended for fans of PDQ Bach, Tom Lehrer, and The Rutles–but only if you like classical music with infectious hooks.

Order the Studio Recording (without Vocals)

Stephan Alexander Parker, Jeffrey Dokken & Roadkill On a Stick Frozen Foods Orchestra | A Roadkill Opera, Wanted: Vocals

The backing tracks (without vocals) have been released on CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes as A Roadkill Opera, Wanted: Vocals.

Order the Sheet Music

A Roadkill Opera: Piano/Vocal  List Price: $18.00

If you read music and want to follow along with the show; if you want to play and sing the show for your own amusement; if you want to get a present for the music lover who has everything, you can be sure they do not have this: every note for the singers and piano accompaniment is included.

A Roadkill Opera: Parts for Wind Instruments  List Price: $18.00

If you read music and want to follow along with the show live or recorded; if you want to play the show for your own amusement; if you want to get a present for the music lover who has everything, you can be sure they do not have this: every note for the wind instruments is included.

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A Roadkill Opera: Parts for Timpani & String Instruments  List Price: $18.00

If you read music and want to follow along with the show live or recorded; if you want to play the show for your own amusement; if you want to get a present for the music lover who has everything, you can be sure they do not have this: every note for the timpani and string instruments.

A Roadkill Opera: Conductor’s Score  List Price: $36.00

This is the full orchestral score, large enough to read while conducting. Parts sold separately. Please note that rights to perform A Roadkill Opera in public must be secured separately.

photo of cover of A Roadkill Opera CD

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