Several listeners mentioned that the clips were so beautiful it was a shame to make them so short in the first opera quiz.
So you can fully enjoy the great singing and artistry and wonderful orchestra playing of some of opera's greatest music, we have lengthened each to about 1 minute.
A few hints:
- 4 are 18th century, the rest are 19th or early 20th
- 3 are from the same opera
- 2 are in English though not originally
- all are solos except 1 beautiful chorus number
- the opening and closing are from the same opera prelude.
Thank you to our wonderful soloists: Jane Rondin (horn) – Hanne Lodefoged-Dollase – Tess Giardina – Kevin Peters – Maria Alu – George Spitzer – Mark Wilson – Jason Adamo – Timmie Cole – Allie Arnold – Dan Foran – Theresa Carlomagno.
1. Richard Wagner - Overture to Die Meistersinger
2. Giulio Cesare - George Frideric Handel - Julius Caesar
3. Le Nozze di Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Cherubino
4. Don Giovanni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Ottavio
5. The Magic Flute - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Queen of the Night
6. L'Elisir d'amore - Gaetano Donizetti - Sergeant Belcore
7. Rigoletto - Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto
8. Nabucco - Giuseppe Verdi - Chorus of Hebrew Slaves sings Va Pensiero
9. Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss - Falke
10. La Boheme - Giacomo Puccini - Mimi
11. La Boheme - Giacomo Puccini - Musetta
12. La Boheme - Giacomo Puccini - Rodolfo
13. Gianni Schicchi - Giacomo Puccini - Lauretta