How well do you know opera? Take our quiz!

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Opera is one of the most powerful art forms in Western culture. Full of laughter, tears, and dramatic music, it has entranced audiences worldwide for over 400 years. But how well do you know opera? Take our quiz and find out!

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1. The first opera premiered in Italy in 1598. What was the name of the opera?

The first opera was composed by Jacapo Peri. Though his original score is mostly lost, his second opera, "Euridice" (1600), survives to the present day and is the oldest opera that exists in its entirety.

The first opera was composed by Jacapo Peri. Though his original score is mostly lost, his second opera, "Euridice" (1600), survives to the present day and is the oldest opera that exists in its entirety.

The first opera was composed by Jacapo Peri. Though his original score is mostly lost, his second opera, "Euridice" (1600), survives to the present day and is the oldest opera that exists in its entirety.

The first opera was composed by Jacapo Peri. Though his original score is mostly lost, his second opera, "Euridice" (1600), survives to the present day and is the oldest opera that exists in its entirety.

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'Atys'

 

'Dafne'

 

'Die Meistersinger'

 

'Les Troyens'

 
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