Opera Quiz

Opera Quiz
Opera Quiz: How Well Do You Know Opera History?
Opera is the art form that is bringing you to this website. It's an art form that is over half a century in age and has seen some tremendous evolution over that span of time. How well are you familiarized with that change? In this week's quiz, we test that knowledge in the hopes of exciting drawing you to dig deeper and discover new treasures that this expansive and all-power…
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Opera Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Jonas Kaufmann’s Legendary Career
Jonas Kaufmann is the world's most famous tenor. The tenor is widely-known as a sure blockbuster hit, selling out virtually any performance that he is to be a part of. His career, despite still being at its height in mid 2018, is already legendary. With his birthday passing just a few days ago, we wanted to continue the celebration with a quiz. How well do you know of the German…
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Opera Quiz: Tell Us Your Musical Tastes & Find Out Which Opera Composer You Are
Ever wonder what Mozart or Verdi might have thought about the changes that music took on nearly 100 years after them? It would certainly be interesting to see what they would have felt and how they might have connected to musicians of the last half-century. It would have been even more interesting to see what they felt of the direction of the music industry. So here is a little quiz…
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Opera Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’
Wagner's "Die Walküre" recently had its anniversary celebration of its world premiere on June 26, 1870. Of the four operas in Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen," it is probably the most well-known and popular. The simple fact that the Metropolitan Opera has picked it to be the sole representative of its upcoming cycle for the Live in HD broadcast is rather telling in this regard. Most famously (or infamously), the…
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Opera Quiz: Tell Us The Last Thing You Argued About And We’ll Tell You Which Operatic Villain You Are
Opera is home to some of humanity’s most infamous villains: manipulative characters who lie, cheat, and steal, pillage and murder, and generally ruin the loves of the innocent, unsuspecting heroes and heroines that we all know and love. But conflict and tension form the bones of most great art, and opera would not be opera without the Iagos, Scarpias, and Queen of the Nights of the repertory. Now, these operatic…
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Opera Quiz: Tell Us About Your Father & Find Out Which Opera Dad Best Resembles Him
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. Opera is rife with fathers, many of whom are some of the greatest characters in the artform. But which of opera's famous father's is most closely related to your own father. Take this quiz, tell us about your father and find out which opera dad best resembles him! As always, have fun!
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Opera Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Plácido Domingo’s World Cup Fever Over the Years
In just a few days, the World Cup will be upon us. Not everyone in the opera world is a major fan of the beautiful game, but there is one artist who is a pretty big fanatic. As you may have guessed from the title, his name is Plácido Domingo. He has performed a plethora of tournaments and has been very vocal about his support for his club team Real…
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Opera Quiz: Tell Us Your Favorite Movies & We Will Tell You Which Ring Cycle Character You Are
It’s the summer, which means that a ton of people are going to be spending quality time at the movies. And Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” is about to open at the San Francisco Opera, among other places, as well. And then there is the whole business about Wagner being the greatest influence on musical composition in movies. So we figured it might be a good time to combine the…
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Opera Quiz: Can You Name That Drinking Song?
It's International Wine Day, a holiday that celebrates arguably the classiest and most sophisticated drink of all. Opera is obsessed with wine (and alcoholic beverages in general). Everywhere you look, you'll find one composer or another giving their characters a fun diddy to sing about drinking. But how well do you truly known your drinking songs?  
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Opera Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Opera’s Famous Double Bill ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ & ‘Pagliacci’
As fate would have it, "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" are more famously known as "CavPag." The two works both premiered in middle May, two years apart ("Cavalleria Rusticana" premiered on May 17, 1890 and "Pagliacci" arrived in theaters on May 21, 1892) and have become virtually inseparable. A quick look at their corresponding histories shows many uncanny similarities and differences. But how well do you know their histories? Time to…