a quiz for the weekend ….. and beyond!
Another little quiz to tease your ears. This time we have 6 disguised introductions to famous arias,
5 of which have something in common.
What are they?
Which is the odd one out?
In one way this may be easier to listen to because I have cut out synthesized sounds and stuck to piano but ….. I know there are regular contestants who just love “twiddly bits” so you may hear quite a few! On the other hand I have included some images which some may find a little distracting!! … I know I had to concentrate very hard whilst compiling!
Answers in the comment box please – some of you are getting really good at this!
WE ARE NEARLY THERE …. but here is a helpful hint:-
The common opera is for imminent release!
….. hope it helps!
Images are stills from La Clemenza di Tito , Salzburg 2003.
GOOD LUCK and …..
HAVE A WONDERFUL WHITE SHIRT WEEKEND!
The answers are in and the list is now complete …..
1. Di, cor mio – Alcina
2. Tornami a vagheggiar – Morgana from Alcina
3. Scherza infida in grembo al drudo – Ariodante
4. Verdi prati, selve amene, perderete la belta. Ruggiero.
5. Mi lusinga il dolce affetto. – Ruggiero
6. Ah ! mio cor, schernito sei ! Alcina
So, as you can see they are all arias from Handel’s “Alicina” except for number 3 which is from “Ariodante”
Now that the list is complete why not have a listen again and see if you too can spot the aria. If you are not familiar with the originals then why not look them up on YouTube – you will be glad you did!