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MOZART TRIVIA IV

31) What was Mozart's middle name?


Mozart's middle name, Theophilus, means "loved by God" in Greek. He liked to use the Latin translation: Amadeus.

32) According to legend, who did Mozart ask to marry him at the tender age of 6?


While in Vienna as a child, Mozart performed for Empress Maria Theresa. According to legend, he amused her when he asked one of her young daughters, Marie Antoinette to marry him. It's a fun story; unfortunately, most historians say it's not true.

33) Where was Mozart buried?


Mozart was buried in a common grave, in accordance with contemporary Viennese custom, at the St. Marx Cemetery outside the city.

34) Which of Mozart's operas tells the story of Belfiore and Violante?


The Pretend Garden-Girl tells the story of Count Belfiore and the Marchioness Violante Onesti, who were lovers before Belfiore stabbed Violante in a fit of rage.

35) Which opera did Mozart jointly compose with four other composers?


The Philosopher's Stone, or the Enchanted Isle was jointly composed by Johann Baptist Henneberg, Benedikt Schack, Franz Xaver Gerl, Emanuel Schikaneder, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1790. The libretto was written by Schikaneder.

36) Which of Mozart's operas includes the characters Don Pippo, Donna Pantea, and Chichibio?


The Goose of Cairo is an incomplete Italian opera buffa in three acts, begun by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in July 1783 but abandoned in October of that same year.

37) In The Magic Flute, who does the Queen of Night convince to rescue her daughter?


The Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina from the high priest Sarastro; instead, he learns the high ideals of Sarastro's community and seeks to join it.

38) Which of the following is NOT a character from Don Giovanni?


Don Alfonso is the old philosopher in Così fan tutte.

39) What was the first of three collaborations between Mozart and Da Ponte?


The Marriage of Figaro was the first of three collaborations between Mozart and Da Ponte; their later collaborations were Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte.

40) Which role in The Magic Flute is written for a bass?


The high priest Sarastro is written for a bass performer. Originally played by Franz Xaver Gerl, the role includes a conspicuous F2 in a few locations.

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