Opera Quiz

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 work contains the most famous musical passage that Wagner ever wrote, at least for pop culture’s sake.

So here’s a little quiz to see just how well you know one of the most well-known of Wagner’s masterworks.

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  1. “Most famously (or infamously), the work contains the most famous musical passage that Wagner ever wrote, at least for pop culture’s sake.” I’ve heard this said before but the wedding march from Lohengrin likely has appeared in popular culture far more often than Ride of the Valkyries.

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