opera facts Selected as the most interesting among music related questions in Music quiz Who was Hitler's favourite composer?Richard Wagner. Wagner's music was assimilated with the german domination ethos. The main reason for that is fact that the Third Reich propaganda officially approved it and Hitler himself was a big Wagner fan.Created by: NinjaiThird Reich facts » Who was Carmen? (a character from the opera)A Gypsy. The famous opera by Georges Bizet is based on a novella by Prosper Mérimée, written and first published in 1845. The contemporary critics were unaccustomed to seeing the lives of the common folk, much less the world of gypsies, in the opera - and at first condemned Bizet's masterpiece.Created by: ex-terminatorliterature facts » What is the name of the highest opera voice?The Coloratura soprano. A very agile light voice with a high upper extension, capable of fast vocal coloratura. Lyric coloraturas have a range of approximately middle C (C4) to high F (F6). The term "coloratura" refers to the elaborate ornamentation of a melody.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskasinging facts » In theatre, what is a soubrette?Chambermaid. In theatre, a soubrette is a comedy character who is vain and girlish, mischievous, lighthearted, coquettish and gossipy - often a chambermaid or confidante of the ingenue, she often displays a flirtatious or even sexually aggressive nature.Created by: Tschukatheatre facts » Which of these operas was not composed by Mozart?The Barber of Seville is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. Rossini's Barber has proven to be one of the greatest masterpieces of comedy within music, and has been described as the opera buffa of all "opere buffe". Even after two hundred years, it remains a popular work.Created by: Ninjaimusic facts » Which of those famous opera composers died last?Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi". His most renowned works are La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, all of which are among the important operas played as standards.Created by: NinjaiItaly facts » What is Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera?Fidelio. Beethoven struggled to produce an appropriate overture for Fidelio, and ultimately went through four versions. The libretto, with some spoken dialogue, tells how Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named "Fidelio", rescues her husband Florestan from death in a political prison. Bouilly's scenario fits Beethoven's aesthetic and political outlook: a story of personal sacrifice, heroism, and eventual triumph.Created by: Ninjaiart facts » Play music quiz and see all the questions.