Opera and Choral Works 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 7th February 2016
  1. Which opera by Verdi features "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves"? Nabucco.
  2. Which opera by Puccini is set in Japan? Madame Butterfly.
  3. Which composer adapted the story of Cinderella for a 1899 opera? Massenet.
  4. Which opera received its World Premiere at the Cairo Opera House in 1871? Aida.
  5. In which city would would you find La Scala opera house? Milan.
  6. Composed for the Birmingham Music Festival in 1900 who wrote "The Dream of Gerontius"? Edward Elgar.
  7. What opera is often performed on a double-bill with Cavalleria Rusticana? Pagliacci.
  8. What is another name for Opera Buffa? Comic Opera.
  9. How many people would perform an aria in a opera? One.
  10. Which composer was responsible for the 1607 work L'Orfeo widely regarded as the first opera? Claudio Monteverdi.
  11. Which opera based on a Shakespeare play was composed by Rossini in 1816? Otello.
  12. Which work by Offenbach is widely regarded as the first operetta? Orpheus in the Underworld.
  13. Which is Gershwin's most famous opera? Porgy and Bess.
  14. How many singers feature in Bela Bartok's opera "Bluebeard's Castle"? Two.
  15. Premiering in Milan in 1893 what was Verdi's last opera? Falstaff.
  16. In which European capital did Handel's Messiah receive it's premiere in 1742? Dublin.
  17. Who in 1991 composed "The Liverpool Oratorio"? Paul McCartney.
  18. Who composed the choral work "Spring Symphony"? Benjamin Britten.
  19. What was the title of Bizet's last opera? Carmen.
  20. On which famous lover's life was the opera Don Giovani said to have been based? Don Juan.


  1. Ray says:

    Q10. L’Orfeo is from 1607 not 1677
    Monteverdi died in 1643!

  2. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks Ray, Question changed.

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