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Question 1: Sorceress, ________ (Henry Purcell)
The Fairy-QueenOperaDido and Aeneas discographyDido and Aeneas

Question 2: The majority of these roles however are within the German Romantic repertoire of composers like ________ and Strauss.
Hector BerliozFelix MendelssohnRichard WagnerFranz Liszt

Question 3: Marguerite, La damnation de Faust (________)@
Frédéric ChopinFranz LisztHector BerliozRichard Wagner

Question 4: To hear an example of a Lyric mezzo-soprano (Susan Graham as Dorabella in ________'s Così fan tutte) click on this link:
Mozart family grand tourWolfgang Amadeus MozartMozart piano concertosKöchel catalogue

Question 5: Dalila, ________ (Saint-Saëns)@
Metropolitan OperaMezzo-sopranoTenorSamson and Delilah (opera)

Question 6: Idamante, Idomeneo, re di Creta (Mozart)-- ________
AriaLibrettoFachBreeches role

Question 7: Nicklausse, Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach) -- ________ though he is the (female) Muse in disguise.
FachLibrettoBreeches roleAria

Question 8: A ________ with a vocal range equivalent to a mezzo-soprano's range is referred to as a mezzo-soprano castrato or mezzista.
CastratoFalsettoBel cantoFach

Question 9: Mezzo-sopranos are also well represented in ________, early music and baroque opera.
Baroque musicClassical musicJohann Sebastian BachRenaissance music

Question 10: The Composer ________ (Richard Strauss)-- trouser role
Die Frau ohne SchattenAriadne auf NaxosDie ägyptische HelenaDer Rosenkavalier

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