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Question 1: For example, in the aria '________' from Puccini's Turandot, the final lines in the libretto are "Tramontate, stelle!
TenorOperaLuciano PavarottiNessun dorma

Question 2: ________ adapted Georg Büchner's play Woyzeck for the libretto of Wozzeck.
Alexander von ZemlinskyAlban BergArnold SchoenbergMusic

Question 3: ________ (1698–1782) (real name Pietro Trapassi) was one of the most highly regarded librettists in Europe.
NaplesItalyOpera seriaMetastasio

Question 4: But even in late 18th-century London, reviews rarely mentioned the name of the librettist, as ________ lamented in his Memoirs.
Lorenzo Da PonteAntonio SalieriWolfgang Amadeus MozartItaly

Question 5: The term "libretto" is also sometimes used to refer to the text of major liturgical works, such as mass, ________, and sacred cantata.
Mass (music)Tridentine MassRequiemRoman Catholic theology

Question 6: Just as with literature and song, the libretto has its share of problems and challenges with ________.

Question 7: ________ is perhaps most famous in this regard, with his transformations of Germanic legends and events into epic subjects for his operas and music dramas.
Richard WagnerHector BerliozFranz LisztFelix Mendelssohn

Question 8: In some cases, the operatic adaptation has become more famous than the literary text on which it was based, as with ________'s Pelléas et Mélisande after a play by Maurice Maeterlinck.
Maurice RavelHector BerliozClaude DebussyFrédéric Chopin

Question 9: An example is ________'s inept librettist Varesco.
Mozart family grand tourWolfgang Amadeus MozartMozart piano concertosKöchel catalogue

Question 10: By the 20th century some librettists became recognized as part of famous collaborations, as with ________.
The MikadoArthur SullivanGilbert and SullivanW. S. Gilbert


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