Opera Quiz

by Rex Levang, Minnesota Public Radio
December 7, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. — This weekend, a new Metropolitan Opera broadcast season begins (Dec. 8, 1 pm Eastern/noon Central). Here's a little quiz to get you in the operatic mood. We'll start with some easy ones--but also get into some less familiar repertoire. And if you want to hear the rest of the pieces from which these excepts come, listen to this playlist on Spotify.


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    Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus; Academy for Ancient Music Berlin; Berlin State and Cathedral Choir
    Rene Jacobs
    Werner Gura, tenor
    Johannes Weisser, bass
    Sunhae Im, soprano; Christian Roterberg, soprano
    Bernarda Fink, alto; Marie-Claude Chappuis, alto
    Topi Lehtipuu, tenor; Fabio Trumpy, tenor
    Konstantin Wolff, bass; Arttu Kataja, bass
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    Augustin Hadelich, violin
    Robert Kulek, piano
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