Opera and Choral Works 2

Published: Thursday 11th August 2016
  1. Who wrote the opera The Flying Dutchman?
  2. Which comic opera was written by Richard Strauss in 1911?
  3. The opera "Hippolyte and Aricie" is described as the first of which type of opera?
  4. Which famous song does the 1740 opera "Alfred" by Thomas Arne contain?
  5. What was the first opera written especially for television?
  6. Who composed the oratorio "Elijah"?
  7. Who composed the short opera "Pagliacci"?
  8. What in musical terms is a libretto?
  9. Lieutenant Pinkerton is a character in which opera?
  10. What was the title of Purcell's 1663 work that is considered the first English language opera?
  11. The theme to TV's "The Lone Ranger" comes from the overture to which opera?
  12. Who composed the opera "The Bartered Bride"?
  13. What was the title of Benjamin Britten's first opera?
  14. Who composed the 1987 opera "Nixon in China"?
  15. Which Gilbert & Sullivan opera has the alternative title "The Lass that Loved a Sailor"?
  16. Who wrote the famous oratorio "Messiah"?
  17. What is the title of the choral work created by Benjamin Britten for the opening of Coventry Cathedral in 1962?
  18. Who composed "The St Matthew's Passion"?
  19. Which Verdi opera is based on three Shakespeare's plays?
  20. What was the title of Beethoven's only opera?
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One Comment

  1. Chris says:

    Q10, the year is surely wrong – Purcell would have been four years old at the time!

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