1 Which composer wrote the four 19th Century ‘Ring Cycle’ operas? Richard Wagner
2 Which opera by Richard Strauss was banned in London by the Lord Chamberlains’s Office until 1907? Salome
3 The aria ‘Un bel di vedremo’ (One fine day) is from which opera by Giacomo Puccini? Madame Butterfly
4 The one-act comic opera ‘Bastien und Bastienne’ was the first by which composer aged 12? Mozart
5 What is the title of the only opera written by Beethoven? Fidelio
6 Which piece of music by Richard Wagner is played in the 1979 film ‘Apocalypse Now’ on helicopter-mounted speakers? Ride of the Valkyries (Walkurenrit)
7 The first public opera house opened in 1637 in which European city? Venice
8 Gioachino Rossini wrote the opera ‘The ‘what’ of Seville’? Barber
9 What was the first name of Italian tenor Caruso, born in 1873? Enrico
10 Who composed the 19th Century opera ‘La Boheme’? Giacomo Puccini
11 Tamino, Sarastro, Pamina and Papageno are all characters from which opera by Mozart? The Magic Flute
12 In 1991, who made 101 curtain calls and set a world record of one hour 20 minutes for applause for his role in Verdi’s ‘Otello’? Placido Domingo
13 The opera ‘Deliverence of Theseus’ by Darius Milhaud lasts how many minutes? Seven minutes
14 What is the lowest female singing voice? Contralto
15 Which opera singer was born Claire Mary Teresa Rawston in 1944? Kiri Te Kanawa
16 ‘Premiere’ is the 2004 debut album of which opera singer? Katherine Jenkins
17 Which opera singers were known as ‘The Three Tenors’? Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti
18 Which opera by Puccini was completed after his death by Franco Alfano? Turandot
19 Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard and David Miller are members of which operatic pop vocal group? Il Divo
20 ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ is a song from which rock opera? Jesus Christ Superstar