Opera Quiz: Test Out Your Knowledge of Arturo Toscanini’s Legendary Career

Arturo Toscanini is one of the greatest conductors in history.

He championed a number of new operas during his time, leading dozens of world premieres. He was a favorite of Puccini, championed the operas of Catalani, and even impressed the young Verdi as a young musician.

Throughout his career, he held a plethora of important posts, including music director of La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic. He would also be appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra.

But his career has a lot more to explore. So we prepared this quiz precisely for said purpose. How well do you know Arturo Toscanini’s career?

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David Salazar
Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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