Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Opera Exam: Dellaaaa TRIVIATA

OPERA TRIVIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Part ONE, of many)

As final exams are approaching at lightning speed I took a little time out of my studying (which was probably not a good idea) to find out what a final exam in an opera class would be like. I'm not talking "Introduction to Opera" in colleges or anything like that, I'm talking "I Go to the Opera At Least Three Times a Season and I Know Every Singer in The 'Golden Age'" opera exam.

Questions Courtesy of "Triviata: The Opera Trivia Game" (I'm not kidding)

1) Name the composer of the opera A Guest of Honor, which premiered in New York in 1903.

2) Name the six composers whose names appeared above the stage of the Old Met after the remodeling in 1903.

3) What major opera did Richard Wagner refuse to listen to?

4) Who was the first singer to die on the stage of the Met? During what performance?

5) What 17th century Italian composer is the title character of an opera by Friedrich von Flotow?

Answers will come in the next "Opera Exam" post. These posts will last (at least) until the end of finals.
Good luck!!!

Coming Soon: A Tribute to Dudamel. (get excited)

Happy Listening!!! =)


Anonymous said...

I wish I could answer these without cheating. I am interested that the question about real on stage death refers to it as the "first." Was there a second?

CaroNome said...

Olivia- There were quite a number of on stage deaths, surprisingly! A very famous baritone died on the stage of the Met during a performance of "Simon Boccanegra." That is, obviously since I just said it, not the answer to the question. =)

What is everybody's answers? I'm curious to see them all. =)

chelsea said...

Ummm, yeah....I don't know the answers to any of those, but I'm a bit of a new comer to opera.

Love the blog, btw.