Richard Wagner: Biography, Music & Operas


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Wagner called his operas _____.

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1. What was the name for Wagner's series of four music dramas?

2. What term is used for the musical nametags Wagner developed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Richard Wagner is one of the greatest composers of the 19th Century, most notable for his epic and highly innovative operas. You can use this assessment to go over some of the more important pieces of information on Wagner's life and music that you can find in the attached lesson. Some things you'll be tested on include Wagner's operas and his musical innovations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Wagner's term for his operas
  • The four-opera cycle
  • Wagner's musical developments
  • The opera house that Wagner built
  • The term for Wagner's artistic developments

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - go over the assessment questions and check your recollection of some basic information on Richard Wagner's life and works
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you can understand Wagner's musical style and innovations
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Richard Wagner to answer the quiz questions on significant qualities of his works

Additional Learning

To learn additional facts about Richard Wagner, refer to the related lesson called Richard Wagner: Biography, Music & Operas. The lesson provides details on the following topics:

  • Wagner's early life
  • Famous operas
  • Invention of a musical instrument
  • Later life and influence