Opera 1

Published: Wednesday 17th November 2010
  1. What does the term "Opera" mean in Italian?
  2. Which English composer wrote the opera "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?
  3. Which one-act opera is usually performed in a double-bill with Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana"?
  4. Which opera by Johann Strauss translates into English as "The Bat"?
  5. What are the words of an opera often referred as?
  6. What was Beethoven's only opera?
  7. From which opera does the aria "Nessum Dorma" come?
  8. In which Mozart opera does the character Donna Anna appear?
  9. What was the name of Cio Cio San's lover in "Madame Butterfly"?
  10. For what type of voice was the role of Nabucco, King of Babylon created for by Verdi?
  11. Where is Wagner's opera, Lohengrin set?
  12. Who wrote the English opera "Dido and Aeneas"?
  13. What is the principal opera house in Milan?
  14. Das Rheingold' , 'Die Walkure' , 'Siegfreid' and 'Gotterdammerung' make up what?
  15. Which world famous soprano born in Australia in 1926 died in 2010?
  16. What was the name of the flower girl who dies in the last scene of 'La Boheme'?
  17. What was the name of Puccini's last opera which was finished by one of his students?
  18. Don Alfonso was the name of a character in which Mozart opera?
  19. What is meant by a "Breeches Role" in opera?
  20. Which Shakespeare play was the Berlioz opera "Beatrice et Benedict" based?
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