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Bel canto: Quiz


Question 1: The term did not become widely used, however, until the middle of the next century, which was the heyday of opera seria, the da capo aria and the ________ voice.
CastratoFalsettoBel cantoFach

Question 2: Major refinements occurred to the existing system of ________ during the 19th century as the international operatic repertoire diversified, split into distinctive nationalist schools and expanded in size.
Voice typeVocal pedagogyFachSinging

Question 3: It was overtaken by a heavier, more ardent, less embroidered approach to singing that was necessary in order to perform the innovative works of ________ (1813–1901) with maximum dramatic impact.
Gioachino RossiniFelix MendelssohnGiuseppe VerdiHector Berlioz

Question 4: Rossini lamented in a conversation that took place in ________ in 1858 that: "Alas for us, we have lost our bel canto".
VersaillesParisÉvry, EssonneMarseille

Question 5: Bel canto (Bel-Canto) (Italian, "beautiful singing"), along with a number of similar constructions ("bellezze del canto"/"bell’arte del canto"), is an Italian ________ term.
The opera corpusOperaFrench operaFach

Question 6: The earliest use of the term "bel canto" occurred in late 17th-century Italy, when it was applied to a sophisticated model of ________ that was evolving there among practitioners of operatic and sacred music.
Vocal pedagogySingingHuman voiceHead voice

Question 7: The bel canto era witnessed the phasing out of the operatic castrato and the rise to singing supremacy of the prima donna ________ and the virtuoso tenor.
SopranoVoice typeMezzo-sopranoFach

Question 8: Tenors, for instance, began to inflate their tone and deliver the high C (and even high D) directly from the chest rather than resorting to a suave head voice/________ as they had done previously.
Chest voiceOperaFalsettoFach

Question 9: Christiansen, Rupert, "A tenor for the 21st century", ________ (March 15, 2002).
The TimesThe IndependentThe GuardianThe Daily Telegraph

Question 10: [6] Today, some of the world's most frequently performed operas, such as Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Donizetti's ________, are from the bel canto era.
Lucia di LammermoorAnna BolenaRoberto DevereuxL'elisir d'amore

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