Opera Quiz: Guess The Aria Based On Its Google Translate Translation

By Heather O'Donovan

You know the old adage: If you want something done right, Google it. And if you want something translated right, Google Translate it.

Hang on… that’s not quite right, is it?

Music and words go together like peanut butter and jelly, Pavarotti and “Nessun dorma,” Maria Callas and “Casta diva.” So naturally, we decided to submit your favorite arias to the powers of Google Translate to see just how clumsy the translated versions would turn out to be.

We’ve done the fun part, so now it’s your turn to try your hand at the difficult bit: guess the aria based on its Google Translate English translation.



Opera Quiz