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Famous Italian Operas

written by: Eve
 
Questions about opera composers, plots and characters.

Question 1:


In which Italian opera is the famous aria 'Casta Diva' sung?
The Magic Flute
Norma
Aida
Don Giovanni

Question 2:


What is the Japanese name of Madame Butterfly in Puccini's self-titled opera?
Suzuki
Turandot
Dolore
Cio-Cio San

Question 3:


This opera character is a Persian Princess. Any man who desires to wed her must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded.
Aida
Madame Butterfly
Turandot
Tosca

Question 4:


In this opera by Giuseppe Verdi an Ethiopian princess, is captured and brought into slavery in Egypt.
Norma
Aida
La traviata
Tosca

Question 5:


'Libiamo ne'lieti calici' (Drinking Song) is a famous duet with chorus from this popular opera by Verdi.
Nabucco
La traviata
Rigoletto
Aida

Question 6:


In the movie 'Pretty Woman', Edward takes Vivian to this opera, whose plot deals with a wealthy man falling in love with a courtesan.
La traviata
Amica
Nabucco
La bohème

Question 7:


What is the occupation of Floria Tosca in Giacomo Puccini's world-famous opera 'Tosca'?
painter
dancer
writer
singer

Question 8:


What Italian opera follows the plight of the Jews as they are assaulted and subsequently exiled from their homeland by a Babylonian King?
Don Carlos
Norma
Carmina Burana
Nabucco

Question 9:


'Nessun Dorma' (None shall sleep), one of the best-known tenor arias, is sung by Calaf, the unknown prince in this famous opera.
Rigoletto
The Magic Flute
Norma
Turandot

Question 10:


Who composed the opera 'L'elisir d'amore' (The Elixir of Love) in which a peasant boy falls in love named Nemorino falls in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner?
Gioachinno Rossini
Ruggero Leocavallo
Vincenzo Bellini
Gaetano Donizetti

 


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