Opera Quiz: True Wagnerites Will Be Tested With This Quiz on ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’By David Salazar
(Credit: Hans Fahrmeyer)
Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Holländer” is a work of consummate importance.
Premiering on Jan. 2, 1843, it launched the famed composer in a new direction, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, composers of opera. This is an opera that the most beloved of Wagnerians would know inside and out. So here is a quiz aimed at that fandom to see how well they truly know the ins and outs of the work’s performance history, score, and libretto.
For those that feel a bit left out, there is a still a lot to learn here in this quiz.
As always, enjoy!