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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Susanna Kratsch from Vienna, Austria


Metro Chamber Orchestra teams with Operation Warrior Wellness
presenting the American debut of the opera, "All Quiet on the Western Front" at Brooklyn's Roulette Theater
on Saturday, May 24

As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of World War I, the message of the
futility of war that Eric Remarque's, "All Quiet on the Western Front"
convey's is as poignant today as it was when it was written nearly a century ago.
American composer Nancy Van de Vate brings Remarque's story of the
futility of war and youth's loss of innocence to this musical drama.

To honor our veterans, the Metro Chamber Orchestra has teamed up with
Operation Warrior Wellness, an organization dedicated to healing
the hidden wounds of war: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In an effort to help our wounded veterans enjoy a night out, the MCO
is promoting a project to sponsor a vet to come to this very special
For $150 a hero can attend the performance and a post-performance
with cast and the composer. Additionally, a portion of this $150
donation goes
directly to Operation Warrior Wellness. It is our hope to sell out the
entire orchestra
section of 250 seats as a tribute to our brave warriors.
Additional information can be gotten by e-mailing the Metro Chamber
Orchestra at _Metrochamberorch@aol.com_ (mailto:Metrochamberorch@aol.com) .
Checks can be mailed directly to
Metro Chamber Orchestra, 8821 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11214.
Won't you help us give one of our heroes a night out to remember
as a thank you for all they've sacrificed?

_Tickets for the performance available at_

May. 03 2014 12:18 PM
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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