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opera historian

Evan Baker, American opera historian. Recipient New York University Department Performance Studies scholarship, 1987-1988, Fulbright scholarship, Vienna, 1988-1990.


Baker, Evan was born on August 23, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Louis Rockford and Marion (Ancel) Baker.


Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1975. Graduate studies, University of Vienna 1998-2000., Ph.D., New York University, 2003.


Assistant stage director Lucerne (Switzerland) City Theater, 1981-1984, curator opera exhibits, 1982, 83, 84. Curator exhibit Giuseppe Verdi Istituto de Studi Verdiani at Parma and City of Colorno, Italy, 1985. Curator opera exhibit Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy, 1986.

Curator Operatic Beginnings exhibit Music Center Opera Association, Los Angeles, 1986. Curator Mozart exhibit New York Public Library. for the Performing Arts, New York City, 1991. Consultant Pierpont Morgan Library., New York City, 1990-1991. Music Librarian, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 2014.


  • Other Interests

    Antiquarian book and music collecting, classical music and opera, travel.


Louis Rockford Baker

Marion (Ancel) Baker