German Opera: Composers, Singers & Music


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What is opera?

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1. What was Singspiel?

2. Who was Valentin Adamberger?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet contains questions on key figures, traits, and developments of German opera, providing a way for you to see how far your knowledge on the subject has come. The questions range from general to more specific in focus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Takers of this quiz/worksheet will encounter questions on:

  • What opera is
  • Singspiel
  • Valentin Adamberger
  • Grand opera
  • Leitmotifs

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define opera, Singspiel, and Leitmotif
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Valentin Adamberger and the composer famous for using Leitmotifs
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related music lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this section of opera, you can review the accompanying lesson titled German Opera: Composers, Singers & Music. This lesson is made up of the following objectives:

  • Know when the first opera is thought to have been performed
  • Familiarize yourself with Reinhard Keiser
  • Learn about the Singspiel contributions of W.A. Mozart and Johann Adam Hiller
  • Differentiate between romantic opera and operetta
  • Familiarize yourself with the operatic careers of Richard Strauss, Alban Berg, and Hanz Werner Henze