Monday, June 16, 2008

The Opera Exam: Dellaaaaa Triviata!!! Part II

Opera Trivia!!!!!!!!!!!! Part II
I'll try to make it a little simpler this time...
So as if the SAT II's weren't enough, tomorrow through Thursday I have the New York State Regents. To take a break from studying I decided to keep you all on your toes and shoot out a few more opera related questions. I demand a seven paragraph DBQ essay for each question. Got that? I need sources, too, don't forget. Oh yes, and do it all in three hours.
1) With whom did Maria Callas make a concert tour in 1973 and 1974, the last public appearances of her career?
2) Name Rodolfo's three roommates in Puccini's La Boheme?
3) The first nationwide broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera took place on December 25, 1931. Name the opera. (Hint: It's on the Met Calendar if you have one...or maybe I'm the only one...)
4) What is the name of the title character in Bellini's La Sonnambula?
5) To whom does Leporello read his catalogue of Don Giovanni's conquests?
Okay, were those easy enough? So get back to me with your [seven paragraph] answers. Maybe next time they'll be a little harder. =)
Happy Listening!! =)


Josiah said...

1) Di Stefano
2) Marcello, Colline and Schaunard
3) Hansel und Gretel
4) Amina
5) Donna Elvira

Anonymous said...

Good luck on the state regents!