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Question 1: Later, ________ worked on two comic operas, The Fair at Sorochyntsi and Zhenit'ba ("The Marriage"), which he left unfinished (they were completed only in 20th century).
Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovModest MussorgskyMily BalakirevBoris Godunov (opera)

Question 2: Leo, the Royal Cadet was performed for the first time on 11 July 1889 at Martin's Opera House in ________.
OttawaTorontoKingston, OntarioLondon, Ontario

Question 3: In 1749, thirteen years after Pergolesi's death, his La serva padrona swept Italy and France, evoking the praise of such ________ luminaries as Rousseau.
HumanismDeismAge of EnlightenmentDavid Hume

Question 4: Those with orchestral scores are usually styled "musicals", while those played on electronic instruments are often styled ________.
Rock musicRock operaThe WhoConcept album

Question 5: By the 1730s, a new operatic genre, opera buffa, emerged as an alternative to ________.
Opera seriaFesta teatraleDramma per musicaFrench opera

Question 6: The form began to flourish in Naples with ________'s Il trionfo dell'onore (1718).
Alessandro ScarlattiBaroque musicWolfgang Amadeus MozartDomenico Scarlatti

Question 7: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov composed ________ 1878–1879 and The Golden Cockerel 1906–1907.
May NightChristmas Eve (opera)The Snow MaidenThe Tsar's Bride (opera)

Question 8: Later singspiels, such as Beethoven's ________ and Weber's Der Freischütz, retained the form, but explored more serious subjects
FidelioClarinetBassoonSymphony No. 9 (Beethoven)

Question 9: The result was Trial by Jury; its success launched the ________ partnership.
The MikadoGilbert and SullivanArthur SullivanW. S. Gilbert

Question 10: It quickly made its way to France, where it became opéra bouffon, and eventually, in the following century, French operetta, with ________ as its most accomplished practitioner.
La PéricholeMadame FavartJacques OffenbachLa Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein


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