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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?
Don Giovanni
The Magic Flute
Norma
Aida

Question 2:


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

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.
Turandot
Tosca
Madame Butterfly
Aida

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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
La bohème
Nabucco
Amica

Question 7:


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

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?
Nabucco
Norma
Carmina Burana
Don Carlos

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.
The Magic Flute
Norma
Rigoletto
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?
Vincenzo Bellini
Gaetano Donizetti
Gioachinno Rossini
Ruggero Leocavallo

 


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