Test your opera knowledge Quiz Statistics and Answer Key

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Which is the oldest opera house in the world?
The correct answer is "Teatro San Cassiano, Venice, Italy"

When was the first public opera house built?
The correct answer is "1627"

What is the main reason that opera houses have orchestra pits?
The correct answer is "To make the music quieter, and not drown out the singers."

Which country has the most opera houses?
The correct answer is "Germany"

What is the largest opera house in the world?
The correct answer is "Metropolitan Opera House"

What is the longest opera?
The correct answer is "The Ring Cycle, Wagner"

How long is Wagner's Ring Cycle (all four parts, without breaks)?
The correct answer is "13 hours 45 minutes"

How long is the shortest opera, Darius Milhaud’s The Deliverance of Theseus?
The correct answer is "7 minutes"

What was the first opera?
The correct answer is "Dafne, Jacopo Peri"

When was Monteverdi's Dafne written?
The correct answer is "1597"

How many classes of vocal-ranges are there in opera?
The correct answer is "8"