Professional Violinist for 27yrs; Avid Chamber Music coach. Composers; I think one can not live with out any of them. They are all so quintessential and give every meaning to be a performer as such. Having inherited a massive collection of Orchestral Parts (mainly 1st and 2nd Violin parts; occasionally some Viola as well) from colleagues who have passed away. I have embarked on a 7yr project of getting said parts digitized. It's still in the making.
But, I mainly would like to extend the invitation to those who read my page. Become that friend IMSLP needs with OPERA parts. Especially those of Verdi, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Puccini, Mussorgsky, Rimsky Korsakov, Borodin, Glinka, R. Strauss, J. Strauss Jr. and anyone else you can think of.
If your organization posts parts for members, and the parts are PUBLIC DOMAIN and you feel that this could make a great contribution to IMSLP contact your music librarian to see whether they would approve of such parts being uploaded to IMSLP.
I have contributed a hefty load; and still in the making of getting more parts cleaned up, and available for those interested.
Thanks all; happy holidays and safe travels!!