Published: Wednesday 9th January 2019A free quiz about all aspects of choral music.
Which was the first of Shakespeare's plays to be made into a Verdi opera?Macbeth.
Who composed the 1928 musical play "The Threepenny Opera"?Kurt Weill.
What was the title of Bela Bartok's only opera?Bluebeard's Castle.
Which play by George Bernard Shaw is the opera "The Chocolate Soldier" based?Arms and the Man.
Which famous opera singer was born Clare Mary Teresa Ralston in 1944?Kiri Te Kanawa.
Which oratorio was composed by Haydn in 1801 following the success of "The Creation"?The Seasons.
What was the title of Ralph Vaughan-Williams first choral symphony?A Sea Symphony.
On which opera was the musical "Miss Saigon" based?Madame Butterfly.
In the opera "La Boheme" who does Mimi fall in love with?Rodolfo.
Who wrote the libretto for "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovanni"?Lorenzo Da Ponte.
How many days was it said that Rossini took to write "The Italian Girl in Algiers"?Eighteen.
First performed at La Scala in 1839 what was Verdi's first opera?Oberto.
Which children's story was made into an opera by Humperdinck?Hansel and Gretel.
In the opera by Bizet where did Carmen work?Cigarette factory.
Who was the architect who designed the Sydney Opera House?Jorn Utzon.
On what island is Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" set?Ceylon.
What was the title of Sullivan's first operetta without Gilbert?Cox and Box.
Who composed the one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana?Pietro Mascagni.
What name is given to the principal female singer in an opera?Prima Donna.
What are the prompters called in a French Opera House?Soufflers.