Opera Quiz: Whose Works is this Opera Adapted From?

By David Salazar
(Credit: Monika Ritterhaus)

A lot of modern opera is based on original and new stories.

But it wasn’t always like that. For hundreds of years, operas in the standard repertory, regardless of their style (baroque, classical, romantic, impressionistic) were based on some other story or event.

So in honor of that unique aspect of opera (other art forms are also adapted but feature far more original works) this quiz will take a quick look at some of the standard classics of the repertory and ask you a simple question – what author were they adapted from?

So here is the quiz. Enjoy!


Opera Quiz