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  There are 120 quizzes and 1,200 trivia questions in this category.
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31
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 qns)
dobrov
Nov 30 01
648 plays
32
Opera Characters Behaving Badly

Ten characters from opera who behave less than nobly will describe themselves. You guess who they are.
Easy (10 qns)
fdgla
Dec 01 02
660 plays
33
The Singer from Valhalla - James Morris

Once in a while an operatic singer comes to 'own' a role... for many of us, James Morris is the quintessential Wotan. But who is this James Morris? Please rate the quiz when you are done - thanks!
Average (10 qns)
CariM0952
Feb 28 08
186 plays
34
Who Composed These Operas?

Do you think you know who composed some of the more famous operas?
Average (10 qns)
ladymacb29
May 31 00
1881 plays
35
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 qns)
stedman
Jan 19 13
1101 plays
36
Aria Lyrics

It's simple- I will give you the lyrics from an operatic aria or duet, you tell me which song and opera it is from. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
macsgal8
Jul 16 03
414 plays
37
Hero in Disguise

Who dressed up as a man to die for an ungrateful lover? And who, after jumping out of the window in a bush, dressed up as a girl in order to avoid military service? Can you name the hero?
Average (10 qns)
aliax
Jun 11 12
168 plays
38
Opera Composers and their Librettists

You may know the composer of a particular opera, but do you know who the librettist is?
Average (10 qns)
Bronzy_Wave
Dec 15 10
213 plays
39
In Concert: Dame Screechy Cantatrice, Soprano

Renowned international opera star Dame Screechy Cantatrice (Kan-ta-TREE-che) will sing her U.S. debut recital FREE OF CHARGE at the Quizzyland Concert Hall (with Mittens Bangem at the piano) tonight! Take this quiz to review proper concert etiquette.
Easy (10 qns)
Triviasoprano
Aug 21 04
447 plays
40
"Opera, or the Undoing of Women"

In "Opera, ..." Catherine Clement proposes that opera is a misogynistic genre in which its predominantly male composers treat their female characters badly. After identifying the following characters according to what they say, you be the judge!
Average (15 qns)
triviasoprano
Apr 22 04
399 plays
41
Les Contes d'Hoffman

A quiz on Offenbach's best known serious opera and one of the most fascinating works in the standard operatic repertoire. Good Luck!
Average (25 qns)
jouen58
Apr 05 03
303 plays
42
Opera Trivia

If you love opera this quiz may appeal to you ... if you aren't familiar with opera perhaps this will be an interesting introduction.
Tough (10 qns)
thejazzkickazz
Feb 18 01
1392 plays
43
Name That Opera! (19th & 20th century)

Alright, you opera buffs: I will quote an aria or ensemble from an opera, and you tell me the opera in which it would be found. Good luck!
Average (15 qns)
triviasoprano
Mar 29 04
564 plays
44
Obscure Operas and Their Composers

I'll give you the opera, you give me the LAST name of the composer.
Average (10 qns)
ladymacb29
Sep 19 00
3177 plays
45
20th Century Opera

Test your knowledge of 20th century operas.
Average (10 qns)
drtravel47
Feb 18 03
324 plays
46
Who Composed What?

I give you the opera, you give me the composer. Easy as that!
Average (10 qns)
jennie0409
Dec 01 03
2805 plays
47
Opera For Beginners

This is a simple quiz on Opera for the casual opera fan, or those who are just beginning to learn about opera. Have hope- the hardest question is the first one.
Average (10 qns)
Sarah606
May 10 03
1203 plays
48
Easy Peasy "Cav/Pag" quiz

Here's a quiz about two of my favorite operas (that are often performed back to back), "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni and "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo.
Average (10 qns)
JsusFreak
Apr 25 08
198 plays
49
'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'I Pagliacci'

'Cavalleria Rusticana' and 'I Pagliacci' were among the first of a new style of opera called 'verismo'.
Average (20 qns)
tjoebigham
Apr 29 02
348 plays
50
Famous Operas and Their Composers

I'll give you the opera, you give me the LAST name of the composer. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
ladymacb29
Sep 19 00
1374 plays
51
Famous Opera Arias

I'll provide the title of an aria, you choose the opera it's from or the character who sings it. Each title in the original language (so mostly Italian and a little German). Shouldn't be too hard. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
PearlQ19
Sep 01 02
606 plays
52
Opera Settings

I will supply the composer and the setting of the opera. Can you identify it from just these clues?
Average (10 qns)
Astena
May 21 03
657 plays
53
The World Of Opera Man

Fairly easy questions about the world of opera unless you know absolutely nothing about opera. Even then you should get at least a few right. Fun not stuffy.
Average (10 qns)
Akhnaten
Aug 03 00
1260 plays
54
It's All About Opera

Some questions about arias, composers, plots and characters. This shouldn't be too hard for you if you know a little bit about operas. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
PearlQ19
Aug 22 04
366 plays
55
Name That Aria

I will describe the situation and character, you name the aria.
Average (10 qns)
fdgla
Nov 10 02
396 plays
56
Opera Wunderbar

Today's Opera Quiz is sponsored by the letter 'W'. Good Luck!
Very Difficult (20 qns)
Redwood0703
Jul 01 00
663 plays
57
Opera Mixture

If you are an opera lover like me, you'll love this quiz. It's a mixture of different operas.
Average (10 qns)
rosieh
Jun 19 06
471 plays
58
A Variety of Operas

This quiz covers well-known operas from a variety of composers and periods.
Average (15 qns)
great_emile
Sep 19 04
366 plays
59
Operantics I

Do you consider yourself an operatic connoisseur? Do you think of opera as blood sport? Do you own multiple recordings of not only mainstream operatic works, but also odd corners of the rep reserved for manaical fanatical enthusiasts? If so, sit and eat.
Difficult (25 qns)
hairymuscles
Aug 16 01
390 plays
60
Operatic multiplicity

There are some stories which have been set by more than one composer as operas. This is to test your knowledge of this "duplicity", or in some cases multiplicity.
Tough (10 qns)
humando
Jan 06 03
372 plays
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