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Question 1: ________ (b.1951- ) wrote 11 operas:
MilanItalyParisLorenzo Ferrero

Question 2: By far the most successful librettist of the era was ________ and he maintained his prestige well into the 19th century.
ItalyNaplesMetastasioOpera seria

Question 3: In the second half of the 18th century comic opera owed its success to the collaboration between the playwright ________ and the composer Baldassare Galuppi.
VeniceCarlo GoldoniMolièreFlorence

Question 4: The opera, Euridice, with a ________ by Rinuccini, set to music by Peri and Giulio Caccini, recounted the story of Orpheus and Eurydice.
LibrettoAriaBel cantoFach

Question 5: Many famous operas in Italian were written by foreign composers, including Handel, ________ and Mozart.
Antonio SalieriFrench operaOrfeo ed EuridiceChristoph Willibald Gluck

Question 6: In 2002 Luciano Berio attempted a completion of Turandot, and in 1994 Lorenzo Ferrero completed the orchestration of the third version of ________.
Il tabarroLa rondineLa bohèmeGianni Schicchi

Question 7: The influence of this new attitude can be seen in the works of the composers Carlo Francesco Pollarolo and the enormously prolific ________.
Baroque musicDomenico ScarlattiAlessandro ScarlattiWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Question 8: After Nabucco, Verdi based his operas on patriotic themes and many of the standard romantic sources: Victor Hugo (Ernani, 1844); Byron (Il Duo Foscari, 1844); and ________ (Macbeth, 1847).
William ShakespeareShakespeare's lifeShakespeare authorship questionHamlet

Question 9: Cesti was more fortunate when he was asked to write an opera for the ________ court in Vienna in 1668.
Hohenzollern-SigmaringenHouse of BourbonHouse of BonaparteHouse of Habsburg

Question 10: Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, ________


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