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Question 1: At one point, both ________ and Gustav Mahler were regular Met conductors.
John BarbirolliLeopold StokowskiLeonard BernsteinArturo Toscanini

Question 2: In the 1990s, only limited productions used a symbolic type of scenery (starting from Der Fliegende Holländer in 1989; then Samson et Dalila in 1998; and ________).
Tristan und Isolde discographyDer Ring des NibelungenTristan und IsoldeRichard Wagner

Question 3: ________ (1938–1942) (principal conductor of German repertory)
George SzellBruno WalterPierre MonteuxErich Leinsdorf

Question 4: The live broadcasts were originally heard on NBC Radio's ________ and continued on the Blue Network's successor, ABC, into the 1960s.
NBC Red NetworkMutual Broadcasting SystemRadio DisneyBlue Network

Question 5: The abstract concept included casting the son of Cio-Cio San as a ________-style puppet, operated in plain sight by three puppeteers clothed in black.
BunrakuJapanImada Puppet TroupeBunraku Bay Puppet Troupe

Question 6: The Met, as it is commonly called, is one of the twelve resident organizations at ________.
Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsUpper West SideManhattanNew York City

Question 7: Gelb began his tenure by opening the 2006/2007 season with a colorful and highly stylized new production of Madama Butterfly by the English director ________.
Clint EastwoodAnthony MinghellaSydney PollackRichard Attenborough

Question 8: Victorian era costumes and surroundings were adopted as the scenery for 17th century Scotland in ________[6].
Roberto DevereuxLucia di LammermoorL'elisir d'amoreAnna Bolena

Question 9: The present Metropolitan Opera House, with approximately 3,800 seats, is located in Lincoln Center at Lincoln Square in the ________ and was designed by architect Wallace K. Harrison.
Columbus CircleUpper West SideMorningside Heights, New York CityManhattan

Question 10: Zinka Milanov, Jussi Björling, Alexander Kipnis, Richard Tucker and Robert Merrill were first heard at the Met under his management, while ________ was the dominant Wagnerian soprano of the era.
Thomas BeechamTristan und IsoldeKirsten FlagstadBayreuth Festival







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