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Which animal chases Prince TAMINO in the first scene of The Magic Flute?
'The Magic Flute' was composed by Mozart in 1791. 'TAMINO' is the beginning and the end of our journey. Bon voyage!
In which baroque opera Pompey's son compares himself to an offended SERPENT wanting revenge?
The aria is 'L'angue offeso mai riposa' and it is sung by Sextus in act two of 'Julius Caesar' by Handel (1724).
In the first scene of GIULIO CESARE, Caesar pronounces this famous sentence: 'Cesare ___,e ____ e ___'?
Caesar pronounces these words when entering thriumphantly in Egypt.
But in real life he said 'VENI, VIDI, VICI' after defeating a king that is a character in which opera by Mozart?
Caesar annihilated King Pharnaces II of Pontus, son of Mithridates IV, in the Battle of Zela in 47 BC.
The theater where MITRIDATE was first performed was destroyed by a fire 6 years later. Which famous opera house was built in the city after this destruction?
A fire destroyed the Teatro Regio Ducale of Milan on 25 February 1776. The Nuovo Regio Ducal Teatro alla Scala, the present-day La Scala, was inaugurated on 3 August 1778.
Which tenor deared to sing an encore in LA SCALA in 2007?
Toscanini forbade encores so as to respect the continuity of the score. Flórez was the first star who sang an encore in La Scala in 74 years.
FLÓREZ is well-known for singing marvelously the difficult 'Cessa di più resistere', an aria from which famous opera?
'Cessa di più resistere' is normally cut because of its enormous difficulty.
Rossini wrote two more operas in 1816, besides IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA. Which one is based on a play by Shakespeare?
In 1816 Rossini wrote 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia', 'La gazzetta' and 'Otello'.
In 1887 took place the premiere of another OTELLO. Who was the composer of this opera?
Verdi's penultimate opera was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala on February 5, 1887 and was a resounding success.
The libretist of VERDI's Otello was also a composer, although he only managed to finish one opera. What is its title?
'Mefistofele' premiered on 5 March 1868 at La Scala, Milan under the baton of the composer himself (Arrigo Boito).
MEFISTOFELE's plot comes from Goethe's Faust. Who wrote an opera in 1885 based on another work by Goethe?
Massenet wrote and completed 'Werther' in 1887.
Both MASSENET and Puccini composed an opera based on the same novel. Who is the main character?
The novel is 'L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut' by the Abbé Prévost (1731).
On the outskirts of which city dies Puccini's MANON LESCAUT?
Nevertheless, Massenet's Manon died before going to America.
Which opera, based on a Tennessee Williams's play, takes place in NEW ORLEANS?
André Previn composed this opera in 1995.
Which famous soprano played Blanche duBois in the first performance of Previn's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE?
Stanley was the American bariton Rodney Gilfry.
RENÉE FLEMING was also a singer in the first performance of a Corigliano's opera that makes frequent allusions to a play by which French author?
'The Ghosts of Versailles' is an opera by John Corigliano that received its premiere in 1991. The starting point for the opera is the play 'La mère coupable' ('The Guilty Mother') by Beaumarchais.
One of Mozart's operas is based on a play by BEAUMARCHAIS too. Which one?
Beaumarchais's Figaro plays comprise 'Le Barbier de Séville', 'Le Mariage de Figaro' and 'La Mère coupable'.
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO takes place in Seville. A gypsy girl is the main character of a famous French opera set there too. Which one?
'Carmen' was composed by Georges Bizet and premiered at the Opéra-Comique of Paris on 3 March 1875.
Which Russian composer became fascinated by CARMEN after listening to it in Paris in 1876?
Tchaikovsky considered 'Carmen' to be 'perhaps the most outstanding operatic work of our age'.
Which opera by TCHAIKOVSKY begins with a group of children pretending to be soldiers?
Based on a short story by Pushkin, this opera was premiered in 1890 in St. Petersburg.
In THE QUEEN OF SPADES, Herman is obsessed with winning a game thanks to how many cards?
Namely: three, seven, ace.
The number THREE plays a main role in a masonic opera by Mozart. What is the name of its main character?
'The Magic Flute' was composed by Mozart in 1791. 'TAMINO' is the beginning and the end of our journey. Welcome home and congratulations!
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