Opera Quiz: How Well Do You Know Leonie Rysanek’s Career?

By David Salazar

Leonie Rysanek is one of the most beloved sopranos of the 20th century.

Born on Nov. 14, 1926, she would forge a major career as an interpreter of the works of Wagner and Strauss. She was also a champion of many of the heavier Verdi roles. Later in her career, she transitioned to becoming a mezzo-soprano, leaving her mark on a number of roles of that repertory.

As we celebrate her birthday, here is a fun quiz aimed at testing your knowledge of the famed soprano and hopefully providing some new insight.


Opera Quiz