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1 Operatic Madness
Some have called opera itself a "demented" art form. Certainly, the subject of madness is a recurrent theme in many operas, particularly the ones featured here. Good Luck!
Difficult
10 Q
jouen58
Aug 29 04
1275 plays
2 Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel"
A quiz on Humperdinck's beloved fairy-tale opera based on the story by the Brothers Grimm. Along with Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet, this work has become a Yuletide tradition. Enjoy!
Difficult
15 Q
jouen58
Dec 03 04
720 plays
3 A Night at the Opera
Even if you have never been to the opera you might know some of these questions. Let's see what you know. You might surprise yourself!
Not Rated
10 Q
dcpddc478
Today!
15 plays
4 Various Vacancies: Ten Terrific Tenors
Tenors sing most of the leading roles in opera. I love the following arias. Jonas Kaufmann, please call me for recording these famous arias.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
May 30 12
249 plays
5 Sleepless at the Opera
Some of the greatest moments in opera occur when some person or persons are unable to sleep. Here are some notable examples. This quiz is dedicated to the late, great Luciano Pavarotti. Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
jouen58
Sep 24 07
588 plays
6 La Solita Storia (It's The Same Old Story!)
According to some literary critics, there are only a tiny number of really different dramatic plots. So if you go to the opera often, you will probably find a lot of similarities between the stories.
Average
10 Q
TabbyTom
Feb 02 13
162 plays
7 Operatic Aliases and Disguises
Opera plots frequently revolve around intrigue and deception, and so it's not surprising that characters sometimes assume false names or appearances. Can you solve these questions of operatic identity?
Average
10 Q
TabbyTom
Oct 06 11
204 plays
8 The Sopranos
This quiz is not about the TV series, but about soprano singers in opera and other classical music. Have fun.
Average
10 Q
JanIQ
Feb 04 13
201 plays
9 "Moonstruck" at the Opera
The moon plays an important part in many operas, both symbolically and as a plot device; here are some notable examples. (NOTE- this quiz is not about the 1987 film "Moonstruck", though it is mentioned here). Enjoy!
Difficult
10 Q
jouen58
Aug 20 04
393 plays
10 Museum of the African-American Diva
Just in time for Black History Month (February) in the US, today is the grand opening of the Museum of the African-American Diva in Quizzyland. Come, let me take you on a private tour!
Difficult
10 Q
triviasoprano
Feb 10 07
264 plays
11 A Date With the Devil
The Prince of Darkness makes a personal appearance in quite a number of operas, and is even the title character of a few. I hope you will enjoy this devil of a quiz; Good Luck!
Average
10 Q
jouen58
Oct 23 04
384 plays
12 Opera Since the Second World War
Opera is sometimes said to be a dying art. This quiz hopes to show the reverse, by highlighting some of the composers worldwide who have added to the repertoire, from the 1940s into the first years of the twenty-first century.
Average
15 Q
stedman
Sep 07 03
705 plays
13 Opera all' Inferno
A number of illustrious denizens of Dante's classic "Inferno" have been the subject of an opera (or two). Test your knowledge of both opera and Dante. Good Luck!
Difficult
10 Q
jouen58
Jan 23 06
222 plays
14 Which Opera Are They From? 2
Following on from my last quiz on this subject, a similar mix of the well-known to the downright obscure. Just match the characters with the opera in which they appear.
Average
15 Q
stedman
Oct 18 02
1437 plays
15 Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"
A quiz about Rossini's eternally popular comic masterpiece, based on the play by Beaumarchais. Good Luck!
Average
20 Q
jouen58
May 17 03
465 plays
16 La Stupenda Performs ...
Dame Joan Sutherland was one of the great voices of her time. This quiz examines some of the performances that marked her career.
Easy
10 Q
pollucci19
Dec 01 11
180 plays
17 Operas Based on Shakespeare's Plays
Many of the world's greatest composers have been attracted to Shakespeare's plays as the basis for their operas. This quiz covers some of the most famous, as well as other rather more obscure examples of the genre.
Tough
15 Q
stedman
Aug 02 02
1152 plays
18 Which Opera are they from?
I'll give you the names of some operatic characters - you have to say in which opera they appear. Most are well known, but there are a few teasers thrown in as well.
Average
15 Q
stedman
Aug 16 02
1845 plays
19 Schubert's Songs
Here's a quiz on Schubert-Lieder, some of the greatest art songs ever composed.
Average
10 Q
dobrov
May 05 02
495 plays
20 Poulenc's " Dialogues des Carmelites"
Poulenc's opera about courage and faith in the face of terror and human brutality is one of the 20th century's greatest operas and features one of the most devastating final scenes of any opera.
Average
20 Q
jouen58
Jul 01 03
234 plays
21 S/He Loves Me Not
I hope you have a box of tissues handy because this quiz is all about identifying those pitiful opera characters who fail to be loved by those whom they love. (Sniff)
Tough
10 Q
Triviasoprano
Sep 17 04
411 plays
22 Carmina Burana
If you've heard bits and pieces of "Carmina Burana" before and are eager to know/learn more about it, here is your chance!
Average
20 Q
Triviasoprano
Sep 27 04
528 plays
23 A Prayer at the Opera
When everything is going badly, sometimes a prayer is all you have left. Or certainly that's often the case in opera. What do you know about a few operatic prayers, some of which were more successful than others?
Average
10 Q
stedman
Jul 30 13
135 plays
24 Operantics II
This second installment of operantics, concerning opera and the natural world, is not only for canary fanciers. Hold on!
Difficult
10 Q
hairymuscles
Aug 18 01
306 plays
25 Opera Plots
Match the plot with the opera. For extra credit, you can sing to yourself your favorite aria from the opera you select as your answer.
Average
10 Q
Pat6789
Feb 22 00
2565 plays
26 Do Undo Others as They Do Undo You
There's nothing like an opera for vengeance, vendettas, and all sorts of horrible life-ruining plotlines. Answer these questions about larger than life characters who undo each other.
Average
10 Q
merylfederman
Aug 07 14
120 plays
27 Opera Divas: part 2
Here are some great ladies of opera. This is a follow up to my first quiz about opera divas.
Tough
10 Q
Elaine37
Dec 12 04
420 plays
28 Roles for Mezzo Sopranos
Most of the time the mezzo is the soprano's maid, old auntie, sidekick, or sometimes lover, if she plays a man. Yet there are lots of memorable roles for these rich voices.
Average
10 Q
dobrov
Nov 30 01
633 plays
29 Opera Divas
Long before Cher and Madonna and Britney, there were great women in music. Here are a few.
Tough
10 Q
Elaine37
Apr 12 03
498 plays
30 A Night at the (Animal) Opera
Animals and opera - not an obvious combination, but see how much you know about operas which feature animals either as characters, or refer to them indirectly in their titles. The pictures may help!
Average
10 Q
stedman
Jan 19 13
933 plays
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