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CLASSICAL MUSIC, OPERAS & MUSICALS

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:53 pm
by Quiz master
I hope you enjoy it :)

What is the name of the composer, famous for his Hungarian Rhapsodies, that was Richard Wagner's father-in-law?

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:57 pm
by wildrover
Liszt - wonder if he would be turning in his grave knowing his music is best known for being in a Tom and Jerry cartoon...

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:31 pm
by Quiz master
Liszt is correct wildrover

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:21 pm
by wildrover
Which Verdi opera, based on a Victor Hugo play, has as its main characters the Duke of Mantua, his court jester and his daughter?

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:45 pm
by Quiz master
That's Rigoletto :)

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:52 pm
by Quiz master
Which Puccini opera is set amongst the poor writers and artists of nineteenth-century Paris?

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:06 pm
by wildrover
La Boheme? I can only name 4 Puccini operas and it's not the other three...

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:01 pm
by Quiz master
Well done wildrover :)

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:58 pm
by wildrover
La boheme is the second most performed opera in the world. Which is the most performed? And for a bonus point in which 1987 film was this opera central to the plot?

PostPosted:Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:59 pm
by JUS
I'll guess Pirates of Penzance and Pretty Woman :?

PostPosted:Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:07 am
by wildrover
No - as a clue the irony is that the opera and the film have very similar plots...

PostPosted:Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:32 pm
by Tallscot
Is the opera either Tosca or Carmen?

PostPosted:Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:11 pm
by Quiz master
Maybe a Mozart one - Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)

PostPosted:Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:10 pm
by wildrover
No - although worthy guesses since all 3 of those operas are in the Top 10 most performed. As a further clue the film terrified a generation of married men and resulted in an alliterative expression for a female stalker becoming commonplace and the opera is 20th Century (just).

PostPosted:Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:32 pm
by JUS
so it's summin to do with Bunny Boilers and Fatal Attraction.............. 8)