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Is this a good month to test your mu­si­cal knowl­edge?

1. Ref­er­enc­ing roses and jas­mine, what name is pop­u­larly given to the duet sung by the ti­tle char­ac­ter and Mal­lika in De­libes’s Lakmé?

2. Pre­miered over 30 years af­ter its com­ple­tion, which com­poser’s 1927 ‘Gothic’ Sym­phony is the long­est ever per­formed at the BBC Proms? 3. Named af­ter the pa­tron saint of mu­sic, which Han­del can­tata was pre­miered on 22 Novem­ber 1739?

4. In Mozart’s The Magic Flute, which char­ac­ter’s epony­mous aria is fa­mous for peak­ing at the third F above mid­dle C?

5. Which 1905 Franz Le­hár operetta’s mem­o­rable mo­ments in­clude the ‘Vilja Song’ and ‘You’ll Find Me at Maxim’s’?

6. A 1799 mass by Haydn took its name from Em­peror Fran­cis

II’S wife (above), who her­self had pre­vi­ously sung as a soloist in The Cre­ation. Can you name both the em­press and the mass?

7. Though not heard un­til Act IV of his orig­i­nal in­ci­den­tal mu­sic for Ib­sen’s play, which move­ment opens Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1? 8. Which Verdi opera features the aria ‘In­vano Al­varo’, which later be­came fa­mil­iar to many in adapted form in the 1986 film Jean de Florette and in a se­ries of TV ads for ‘re­as­sur­ingly ex­pen­sive’ lager? 9. Pre­miered in 2008, which en­to­mo­log­i­cal opera by Howard Shore is based loosely on a well­known 1986 film for which Shore wrote the sound­track?

10. Tak­ing one word from each of the nine an­swers so far, what other word might you link with them to pro­vide the theme to this quiz?

See p115 for an­swers

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