Opera Quiz: Which One Was It – Beniamino Gigli or Lauritz Melchior?

By David Salazar

You might have heard, but Beniamino Gigli and Lauritz Melchior were born on the same exact day – March 20, 1890.

As such, it should not be a surprise that their careers overlapped in some unique ways. They both became major stars at the Met. They both appeared in the movies. They even shared an operatic role.

But they also had major differences between the two. Which ones? That’s what this quiz is all about. Throughout you’ll be asked to pick which each statement applies to. We guarantee you’ll get the first one right. After that, who knows?


Opera Quiz