Friday, June 13, 2008

The Opera Exam: Dellaaaa Triviata (Answers to Part I)

As today concludes the first week of finals (for me at least) I will give the answers to the rather difficult Part One of The Opera Exam.

1) Scott Joplin was the composer of A Guest of Honor.

2) Gluck, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, and Beethoven were the six composers whose names appeared above the stage of the Old Met.

3) Gounod's Faust was the opera Richard Wagner refused to listen to.

4) Armand Castelmary was the first person (of a surprising number) to die on the stage of the Met. He died during a performance of Martha in 1897.

5) Alessandro Stradella was a 17th century composer who was also the title character of an opera by Friedrich von Flotow.

Those were tough, I'll give you that. I'll try not to be so hard next time. I'll get questions up either tomorrow or Sunday.
Until then...

Happy Listening!! =)

1 comment:

Olivia said...

I am so pleased to see the answers. It wasn't too surprising to see that Wagner disliked a Gounod opera. I hope the SATs went well :).