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trivia quiz  Operatic Madness Editor choice cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, jouen58, Aug 29 04

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
jouen58
Aug 29 04
1461 plays
2.
trivia quiz  Opera Summaries in Four Words Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Caseena, Jan 31 18

I've taken all the tragedy and pathos of four-hour operas and squashed them down to four words. Of course, these should not be taken as substitutions for the real thing. Beware spoilers in the Information section.
Tough
Caseena
Jan 31 18
228 plays
3.
trivia quiz  Operas That Offend Editor choice 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, CSLwoman, Apr 08 19

If you are sensitive to political incorrectness, don't go to an opera. Here's a quiz on some operas that have given offense and what people have decided to do about them.
Average
CSLwoman
Apr 08 19
156 plays
4.
trivia quiz  Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel" Editor choice 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, jouen58, Dec 03 04

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
jouen58
Dec 03 04
807 plays
5.
match quiz  What Happens at the Opera ... Editor choice 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, PearlQ19, Feb 16 18

... does not always stay at the opera. Here are ten instances of operatic oddities. Can you match the situation described with the opera in which it occurs?
Tough
PearlQ19
Feb 16 18
117 plays
6.
trivia quiz  Operatic Donkey new 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, vairagya, Jun 18 19

Disclaimer: I have nothing against Equus africanus asinus, i.e. donkeys. I like donkeys. I admire donkeys. So if you catch wind of a rumor that certain opera characters bear a resemblance to derogatory donkey stereotypes -- you didn't hear it from me.
Tough
vairagya gold member
Jun 18 19
75 plays
7.
trivia quiz  The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcasts new 10 questions
Impossible, 10 Qns, LoriPrince, Mar 12 19

Celebrating "the longest continuous sponsorship in radio history" - focusing on the glory days of Met broadcasts. (This quiz will reach WAY back into the storied history of the broadcasts, rather than deal with current events.)
Impossible
LoriPrince
Mar 12 19
75 plays
8.
trivia quiz   La Solita Storia (It's The Same Old Story!) cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Feb 02 13

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
TabbyTom gold member
Feb 02 13
249 plays
9.
trivia quiz  Sleepless at the Opera cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Sep 24 07

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
jouen58
Sep 24 07
657 plays
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trivia quiz  Operatic Aliases and Disguises cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Oct 06 11

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
TabbyTom gold member
Oct 06 11
261 plays
11.
trivia quiz  Various Vacancies: Ten Terrific Tenors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, May 30 12

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
JanIQ gold member
May 30 12
324 plays
12.
trivia quiz  The Sopranos cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Feb 04 13

This quiz is not about the TV series, but about soprano singers in opera and other classical music. Have fun.
Average
JanIQ gold member
Feb 04 13
279 plays
13.
trivia quiz  A Date With the Devil cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jouen58, Oct 23 04

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
jouen58
Oct 23 04
432 plays
14.
trivia quiz  "Moonstruck" at the Opera cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, jouen58, Aug 20 04

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
jouen58
Aug 20 04
441 plays
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trivia quiz   Museum of the African-American Diva cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, triviasoprano, Feb 10 07

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
triviasoprano
Feb 10 07
285 plays
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trivia quiz  Early Opera cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 09 17

Most opera buffs are familiar with the repertoire of Mozart (1756-1791) and later composers. But what do you know about Mozart's predecessors, who completed some of their operas before 1750?
Average
JanIQ gold member
Nov 09 17
162 plays
17.
trivia quiz  Opera all' Inferno cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, jouen58, Jan 23 06

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
jouen58
Jan 23 06
243 plays
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trivia quiz  Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" cool 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, May 17 03

A quiz about Rossini's eternally popular comic masterpiece, based on the play by Beaumarchais. Good Luck!
Average
jouen58
May 17 03
510 plays
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trivia quiz  Opera Since the Second World War cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, stedman, Sep 07 03

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
stedman editor
Sep 07 03
903 plays
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trivia quiz  Which Opera Are They From? 2 cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, stedman, Oct 18 02

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
stedman editor
Oct 18 02
1692 plays
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trivia quiz  Do Undo Others as They Do Undo You cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Aug 07 14

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
merylfederman gold member
Aug 07 14
162 plays
22.
trivia quiz  La Stupenda Performs ... cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Dec 01 11

Dame Joan Sutherland was one of the great voices of her time. This quiz examines some of the performances that marked her career.
Easy
pollucci19 gold member
Dec 01 11
291 plays
23.
trivia quiz  Which Opera are they from? cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, stedman, Aug 16 02

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
stedman editor
Aug 16 02
2316 plays
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trivia quiz  A Prayer at the Opera cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stedman, Jul 30 13

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
stedman editor
Jul 30 13
255 plays
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trivia quiz  One of These Opera Characters Doesn't Belong cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Caseena, Feb 07 19

Here's the deal: I give you four characters and the name of an opera. All you have to do is click on the character who doesn't belong in that opera. Good luck!
Tough
Caseena
Feb 07 19
84 plays
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trivia quiz  A Night at the Opera cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 09 14

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
dcpddc478 gold member
Nov 09 14
447 plays
27.
trivia quiz  Operas Based on Shakespeare's Plays cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, stedman, Aug 02 02

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
stedman editor
Aug 02 02
1374 plays
28.
trivia quiz  S/He Loves Me Not 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Triviasoprano, Sep 17 04

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
Triviasoprano
Sep 17 04
444 plays
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trivia quiz  Poulenc's " Dialogues des Carmelites" 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, jouen58, Jul 01 03

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
jouen58
Jul 01 03
249 plays
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trivia quiz  Carmina Burana 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, Triviasoprano, Sep 27 04

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
Triviasoprano
Sep 27 04
558 plays
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