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Arrigo Boito: Quiz


Question 1: Excluding the last act, for which he left only a few sketches, it was finished after his death by ________ and Vincenzo Tommasini and premiered at La Scala, 1924.
Leopold StokowskiLeonard BernsteinArturo ToscaniniJohn Barbirolli

Question 2: In 1866 he fought under Giuseppe Garibaldi in the Seven Weeks War in which the Kingdom of Italy and Prussia fought against ________, after which Venice was ceded to Italy.
PolandHungaryCzech RepublicAustria

Question 3: Boito was director of the ________ Conservatoire from 1889 to 1897.
Bardi, ItalyFidenzaSalsomaggiore TermeParma

Question 4: The premiere of his only finished opera, Mefistofele, based on Goethe's Faust, took place on 5 March 1868, at ________, Milan.
OtelloArturo ToscaniniLa ScalaGiuseppe Verdi

Question 5: Simon Boccanegra (________; 1881 [revised version])
Felix MendelssohnGiuseppe VerdiGioachino RossiniHector Berlioz

Question 6: Recorded in very primitive sound, the concert has been issued on ________.
MiniDiscUniversal Media DiscDigital Audio TapeCompact Disc

Question 7: Born in ________, the son of Silvestro Boito, an Italian painter of miniatures and his wife, a Polish countess, Józefina Radolińska, Boito studied music at the Milan Conservatory with Alberto Mazzucato until 1861.
Abano TermeMonselicePaduaEste, Italy

Question 8: As "Tobia Gorrio" (an ________ of his name) he provided the libretto for Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda.
Subliminal stimuliAnagramCryptographyPalindrome

Question 9: He received the honorary degree of doctor of music from the ________ in 1893.
University of CambridgeUniversity of BristolUniversity of EdinburghUniversity of Oxford

Question 10: Boito successfully revised the libretto for Verdi's unwieldy ________, which then premiered to great acclaim in 1881.
OtelloSimon BoccanegraStiffelioLa forza del destino


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