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  There are 122 quizzes and 1,220 trivia questions in this category.
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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 qns)
jouen58
1383 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 qns)
jouen58
771 plays
3
Dmitri Hvorostovsky 2015

Some questions about 2015 in the life of the great Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
RhinosNRoses
Oct 06 16
63 plays
4
Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Here are some questions about the great Russian baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
Difficult (10 qns)
RhinosNRoses
69 plays
5
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 qns)
TabbyTom
207 plays
6
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 qns)
TabbyTom
234 plays
7
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 qns)
JanIQ
294 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 qns)
JanIQ
258 plays
9
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 qns)
jouen58
630 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 qns)
triviasoprano
279 plays
11
"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 qns)
jouen58
420 plays
12
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 qns)
jouen58
408 plays
13
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 qns)
stedman
774 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 qns)
stedman
1515 plays
15
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!
Easy (10 qns)
dcpddc478
414 plays
16
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 qns)
jouen58
228 plays
17
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 qns)
pollucci19
195 plays
18
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 qns)
jouen58
489 plays
19
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 qns)
stedman
150 plays
20
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 qns)
Triviasoprano
429 plays
21
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 qns)
stedman
2004 plays
22
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 qns)
merylfederman
153 plays
23
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 qns)
stedman
1239 plays
24
Schubert's Songs

Here's a quiz on Schubert-Lieder, some of the greatest art songs ever composed.
Average (10 qns)
dobrov
507 plays
25
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 qns)
Triviasoprano
540 plays
26
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.
Easy (10 qns)
Pat6789
2652 plays
27
Operantics II

This second installment of operantics, concerning opera and the natural world, is not only for canary fanciers. Hold on!
Difficult (10 qns)
hairymuscles
321 plays
28
Operatic Fundamentals

Here is an opera quiz that does not ask you to match a composer, character, or aria to the name of an opera! This is a chance for the Quizzyland operaphobe to learn more about the operatic art form.
Average (10 qns)
Triviasoprano
594 plays
29
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 qns)
Elaine37
432 plays
30
Opera Divas

Long before Cher and Madonna and Britney, there were great women in music. Here are a few.
Tough (10 qns)
Elaine37
516 plays
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