What do you think about opera? THE ANSWERS

Questions 1-10

1. What is the Italian word for a 'song' in opera? Aria

2. Which opera has the famous tune the 'Toreador Song'? Carmen

3. Who wrote La Traviata? Verdi

4. What is the anacronym of Wales's famous opera company? WNO

5. Which town is Glyndebourne closest to? Lewes

6. Which US city is the Metropolitan Opera company based? New York

7. La Scala is based in which Italian city? Milan

8. What piece of instrumental music does an opera traditionally begin with? Overture

9. Which northern city is the company Opera North based in? Leeds

10. There are 3 operas below that are originally set in the USA. Which ones are they? La Fanciulla del West, Porgy and Bess, Trouble in Tahiti

Questions 11-20

11. Who composed the opera Trouble in Tahiti? Leonard Bernstein

12. Which of these opera's original setting is NOT based in Spain? Eugene Onegin

13. The character of Figaro appears in which following opera? Il barbiere di Siviglia

14. Who composed the other famous opera La Nozze di Figaro that Figaro appears in? Mozart

15. Who composed Albert Herring? Benjamin Britten

16. Which of these operas is not composed by Wagner? Der Freischütz

17. Who composed the odd one out to question 16? Carl Maria von Weber

18. Spot the opera based on Greek mythology. Elektra

19. Name the famous German composer who wrote the odd one out in question 18 Richard Strauss

20. In which German state is the famous Bayreuth Opera Festival in? Bavaria

Name the Opera Singer

Name the Opera Singer


Photo 1 Sir Willard White
Photo 2 Dame Kiri te Kanawa
Photo 3 Roderick Williams

Photo 4 Maria Callas
Photo 5 Kathleen Battle
Photo 6 Mario Lanza

Photo 7 Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Photo 8 Jonas Kaufmann
Photo 9 Marian Anderson

Photo 10 Jon Vickers
Photo 11 Renee Flemming
Photo 12 Grace Bumbry

Photo 13 Leontyne Price
Photo 14 Montserrat Caballe
Photo 15 Sherill Milnes

Photo 16 Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo
Photo 17 Sir Bryn Terfel
Photo 18 Roberto Alagna