Classical Music: Richard Wagner Trivia

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Richard Wagner is the greatest opera composer of all time, indeed, he may generally be the greatest composer of all time or even simply the greatest genius ever in the history of the world and the universe beyond.

At least he thought so. In additional to being a great composer, Wagner also wrote essays on music and philosophy and was something of a womanizer. How much do you know about this extraordinary man's life?

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1. Which opera was not written by Wagner?
Das Rheingold
Der fliegende Holländer
Der Freischütz
Das Liebesverbot
Rienzi
2. What is the name of Alberich's son in Götterdämmerung?
Mime
Siegfried
Hagen
Gunther
Loge
3. What was the last opera Wagner wrote?
Parsifal
Götterdämmerung
Rienzi
Tristan und Isolde
4. True or false: Wagner's second wife was the daughter of Franz Liszt?
True
False
5. Which philosopher's ideas became the inspiration for Wagner in his final years, include Der Ring and Tristan?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Jean-Paul Sartre
Arthur Schopenhauer
6. Who was Wagner's most used librettist for his operas?
Lorenzo Da Ponte
Metastasio
Richard Wagner
Johann Kind
7. Name the correct chronological order of when the music was completed for the following operas?
Der fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal
Das Rheingold, Siegfried, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, Parsifal
Lohengrin, Rienzi, Parsifal, Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser
Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, Tristan und Isolde
8. What was the name of the sword Wotan stuck in the tree for Siegmund to find?
Gurthang
Hrunting
Nothung
Narsil
9. Which of the following is not one of the Valkyries in Die Walküre?
Woglinde
Schwertleite
Roßweiße
Waltraute
Grimgerde
10. What is the opening key of Das Rheingold?
A major
F minor
Eb major
C major
D minor
11. What is the name of the witch in Parsifal?
Gerhilde
Kundry
Senta
Fla--holee
12. In Meistersinger, what was Sixtus Beckmesser's profession?
Cobbler
Goldsmith
Furrier
Town Clerk
Meistersinger

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