Thursday, January 7, 2010

Take the Opera Quiz

I dropped by the Metropolitan Opera's site today and they had this quiz. It completely cracked me up!

The quiz determines which opera would be right for you. It is geared more to girls than to guys, is one fault it has, but I have to say it is very funny. I took the quiz at work and was laughing and laughing. I got my co-workers laughing too. That is how funny it is!

Without giving much away I will reveal that the opera the quiz ended up suggesting for me was...


The runner-up was "La Traviata."

Both operas that I like, I have to say that. I love the party scene in "Traviata"! Verdi could do parties, that was for sure. The end of the opera kind of bugged me, because I am so used to German opera where there is this weight when you get to a climactic moment. With Verdi you just got that little waltz rhythm and then a bel canto style melody and that bugged the heck out of me. I was looking around feeling confused and shortchanged. But other than that, I like "Traviata."

Take the quiz, someone, and let me know how it turns out.


  1. Stiffelio, with a runner up of Simon Boccanegra. I've never seen either of those, so I don't know what that really says about me.

  2. I got Elektra, then Hamlet. I was hoping for Nozze di Figaro, then Ariadne auf Naxos, but oh well. Love Elektra's orchestral score, I think minus the shrieking Elektra part it makes for a gorgeous symphony.

  3. La Bohème, with a runner-up of Tosca.