Operatic Singers: Vocal Parts and Singer Roles


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Why is the Fach system used in opera?

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1. What is the highest vocal role in the opera?

2. Which of the following characters is NOT commonly cast as a mezzo-soprano?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous vocal roles in an opera. You can use this quiz and worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of these roles. You will be asked to identify the highest and lowest vocal roles in the opera.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools quiz you on the following:

  • The definition of the Fach system
  • A vocal role typically cast as the male lead
  • The character not commonly cast as a mezzo-soprano

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the characteristics of operatic singers
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main term, such as the Fach system
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which vocal role is usually cast as the male lead
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the highest and lowest vocal roles in an opera

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about opera singers, you can study this lesson, Operatic Singers: Vocal Parts and Singer Roles. These objectives are covered:

  • Define opera
  • Recognize which vocal group is best for the villain
  • Identify examples from famous operas
  • Examine the subcategories of each major group