September 27, 2013 | QM Click on question to reveal answer 1 Which composer wrote the four 19th Century ‘Ring Cycle’ operas? 2 Which opera by Richard Strauss was banned in London by the Lord Chamberlains’s Office until 1907? 3 The aria ‘Un bel di vedremo’ (One fine day) is from which opera by Giacomo Puccini? 4 The one-act comic opera ‘Bastien und Bastienne’ was the first by which composer aged 12? 5 What is the title of the only opera written by Beethoven? 6 Which piece of music by Richard Wagner is played in the 1979 film ‘Apocalypse Now’ on helicopter-mounted speakers? 7 The first public opera house opened in 1637 in which European city? 8 Gioachino Rossini wrote the opera ‘The ‘what’ of Seville’? 9 What was the first name of Italian tenor Caruso, born in 1873? 10 Who composed the 19th Century opera ‘La Boheme’? 11 Tamino, Sarastro, Pamina and Papageno are all characters from which opera by Mozart? 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’? 13 The opera ‘Deliverence of Theseus’ by Darius Milhaud lasts how many minutes? 14 What is the lowest female singing voice? 15 Which opera singer was born Claire Mary Teresa Rawston in 1944? 16 ‘Premiere’ is the 2004 debut album of which opera singer? 17 Which opera singers were known as ‘The Three Tenors’? 18 Which opera by Puccini was completed after his death by Franco Alfano? 19 Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard and David Miller are members of which operatic pop vocal group? 20 ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ is a song from which rock opera?