North American opera . . . a quiz

Winspear Opera House, Dallas, Texas

March came in like a lamb today into the US Northeast where  I live. And just as unobstrusively, Operatoonity’s editorial calendar rolled over to a new theme: North American Opera.

In honor of this month’s theme, I thought a little quiz was in order (Bwahahahaha!)

  1. Most people can name the largest opera house in North America. What is the second largest?
  2. What is North America’s oldest continuously operating summer opera company?
  3. Can you name three of the most popular operas produced in North American in 2009-10?
  4. Can you name three of the most popular North American operas presented in 2009-10?
  5. To the closest hundred, how many new operatic works have been produced by professional opera companies in North America since 1990.
  6. Name five Canadian cities currently producing opera.

(Answers revealed tomorrow . . . right here.)


Filed under 21st Century Opera, Audience participation, Classic Opera, North American Opera

2 responses to “North American opera . . . a quiz

  1. John

    1. Civic Opera House in Chicago

    2. Guessing here… Santa Fe? Failing that Glimmerglass.

    3. Tosca, Marriage of Figaro, La Boheme

    4. Dr. Atomic, Porgy and Bess, Nixon in China

    5. Does this mean new productions or new works. Assuming the former since we are talking hundreds; 900

    5. Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Victoria, Richmond Hill, Kawartha Lakes, Quebec, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, Halifax. I’m sure I’m missing some.

  2. John,
    Those are terrifically well considered answers. I think that you deserve a prize. Email me at, and I’ll send you one!