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Quiz about Tannhauser
Quiz about Tannhauser

'Tannhauser' Trivia Quiz


A bit about Tannhauser, an opera by... Well that's the first question so I'm not telling you. It's a tough quiz and I recommend it only to those who have seen the opera. There's a lot of quotes (in German) from the libretto as bonus (sic!) information.

A multiple-choice quiz by kissaki. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
kissaki
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
16,623
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
416
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who wrote this opera? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is Tannhauser's profession? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Where is Tannhauser when the opera starts? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What wakes him up and makes him want to return to Wartburg? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What is the name of his beloved? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. How is Tannhauser stay with Venus revealed? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What does Tannhauser do to cleanse himself from his sin? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which is the famous chorus from Tannhauser?

Answer: (One Word)
Question 9 of 10
9. Is Tannhauser forgiven by the pope?

Answer: (Yes or No)
Question 10 of 10
10. Is "Tannhauser" part of the Ring Cycle?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who wrote this opera?

Answer: Wagner

It's most definetely a Wagner opera.
2. What is Tannhauser's profession?

Answer: Minnessinger

Tannhauser is a knight minstrel - ein minnessinger.
3. Where is Tannhauser when the opera starts?

Answer: Venusberg

He is trapped in earthly delight in the Venusberg - the hill of Venus.
4. What wakes him up and makes him want to return to Wartburg?

Answer: The sound of churchbells

When he hears the sound of the churchbells he wakes up and remembers that there is another life.
5. What is the name of his beloved?

Answer: Elisabeth

6. How is Tannhauser stay with Venus revealed?

Answer: He does it himself in the singing contest

In the singing contest Tannhauser sings: 'Wer dich mit Glut in seinen Arm geschlossen, was Liebe ist, kennt er, nun er allein: - Armsel'ge, die ihr Liebe nie genossen, zieht hin, zieht in den Berg der Venus ein!'
7. What does Tannhauser do to cleanse himself from his sin?

Answer: Go on a pilgrimage to Rome

He goes on a pilgrimage.
8. Which is the famous chorus from Tannhauser?

Answer: Pilgrims

'Begluckt darf nun dich, o Heimat, ich schauen, und grussen froh deine lieblichen {Auen;} nun lass' ich ruhn den Wanderstab, weil Gott getreu ich gepilgert hab'...' It gives me goosebumps!
9. Is Tannhauser forgiven by the pope?

Answer: No

No, he's not. 'Hast du so boese Lust geteilt, dich an der Hoelle Glut entflammt, hast du im Venusberg geweilt: so bist nun ewig du verdammt! Wie dieser Stab in meiner Hand nie mehr sich schmuckt mit frischem Grun, kann aus der Hoelle heissem Brand Erloesung nimmer dir erbluhn!'
10. Is "Tannhauser" part of the Ring Cycle?

Answer: No

"Tannhauser" is set, at least partly, in the medieval period, while the Ring Cycle ("Das Rhiengold", "Das Walküre", "Siegfried" and "Götterdämmerung") are set in a legendary prehistorical period.
Source: Author kissaki

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