Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Contemporary Operas

Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 06:00 PM

On Sept. 17, New York City Opera will open its season with the US premiere of Marc-Anthony Turnage's Anna Nicole, based on the story of the Playboy bunny and self-made media celebrity who died of a drug overdose. City Opera shares the production credits with BAM, and the cast includes both Broadway and opera singers. 

This opera, which premiered at the Royal Opera House in London to mixed reviews, is the latest in a series of so-called "docu-operas" based on real-life subject matter. Test your knowledge of contemporary operas in our quiz below.


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Gev Sweeney from Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Eerie and true: I met Marilyn Klinghoffer at my sister's workplace. A handful of years later, I met John Adams through my own workplace. A strange thing, coincidence ...

Sep. 06 2013 11:53 AM

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