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Rinaldo (opera): Quiz


Question 1: It is a heroic story of battle and love set in the time of the ________ (1096–1099).
Norwegian CrusadeFirst CrusadeSecond CrusadeCrusades

Question 2: Rinaldo was the first opera Handel produced for ________ and the first Italian opera composed specifically for the London stage.

Question 3: The pastoral idyll of the plot (Armida's hate for the crusaders turned into love for one crusader, Rinaldo) appealed to many Baroque artists; see also ________.
List of operas set in the CrusadesThe opera corpusList of opera librettistsJerusalem Delivered

Question 4: In 1984, a production directed by Frank Corsaro of Rinaldo with mezzo-soprano ________ in the title role at the Metropolitan Opera was the first Handel opera ever performed at the Met.
Marilyn HorneKennedy Center HonorsMarni NixonJoan Sutherland

Question 5: The Italian libretto was written by Giacomo Rossi based on episodes of ________'s Gerusalemme liberata ("Jerusalem Delivered").
NaplesTorquato TassoItalyFlorence

Question 6: At the time of the ________, forces led by Goffredo (Godfrey of Bouillon) are laying siege to Jerusalem, which is under the rule of the Saracen king Argante.
Norwegian CrusadeCrusadesFirst CrusadeSecond Crusade

Question 7: The roles originally written for castrati are nowadays performed either by women in "trouser roles" or by ________.

Question 8: Rinaldo (HWV 7) is an Italian opera by ________, now a part of the standard operatic repertoire.
George Frideric HandelAgrippina (opera)Acis and Galatea (Handel)Messiah (Handel)

Question 9: Oxford / New York: ________ / Oxford University Press.
LondonUnited KingdomOxford University PressJohn Fell (clergyman)

Question 10: Rinaldo, HWV 7b: Free scores at the ________.
International Music Score Library ProjectEnglish languageMcGill UniversitySpanish language


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