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Christoph Willibald Gluck: Quiz


Question 1: He thought both of the main Italian operatic genres — opera buffa and ________ — had strayed too far from what opera should really be.
Festa teatraleOpera seriaDramma per musicaFrench opera

Question 2: On 5 October 1762, ________ was given its first performance, with music by Gluck to words by Calzabigi.
Iphigénie en TaurideOrfeo ed EuridiceAlceste (Gluck)Opera

Question 3: For the remainder of 1748 and 1749 Gluck travelled with Mingotti's troupe, contracting a venereal disease from the prima donna and composing the opera La contesa de' numi for the court at ________.

Question 4: Gluck's greatest French admirer would be ________, whose epic Les Troyens may be seen as the culmination of the Gluckian tradition.
Richard WagnerFranz LisztHector BerliozFrédéric Chopin

Question 5: A more long-term benefit was exposure to the music of Handel, whom he later accounted a great influence on his style, and the naturalistic acting style of ________.
Samuel FooteOliver GoldsmithDavid GarrickSamuel Johnson

Question 6: The more flowing and dramatic style which resulted has been seen as a precursor to the music dramas of ________.
Hector BerliozFranz LisztFelix MendelssohnRichard Wagner

Question 7: The opera was performed on 4 November at the Teatro di San Carlo, and the world-famous mezzo-soprano ________ Caffarelli (Gaetano Majorano) took the role of Sextus.
Bel cantoFachCastratoFalsetto

Question 8: In 1745 Gluck accepted an invitation to become house composer at ________'s King's Theatre, probably travelling to England via Frankfurt.

Question 9: Free scores by Christoph Willibald Gluck in the ________
International Music Score Library ProjectMcGill UniversitySpanish languageEnglish language

Question 10: His reforms influenced Mozart, particularly his opera ________ (1781).
IdomeneoThe Magic FluteDie Entführung aus dem SerailLa clemenza di Tito

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