Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Holidays in opera

Can you name the holiday celebrated in, or perhaps by, the following operatic works? La Boheme (sorry, it won't let me used ASCI symbols), Amahl and the Night Visitors, La Traviata, Cavaleria Rusticana, Die Meistersinger von Nuremburg, Nabuco, and Pagliacci.


At 6:41 PM, Blogger Scott said...

No. :-(

At 6:15 PM, Blogger chaplain7904 said...

Ahhh, is it Lee-Jackson day?

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Marie N. said...

Alas, no! Do you happen to have any videos I could borrow? I remember enjoying La Bohem but I can't even answer that one.

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Ooh, ooh! I know Amahl and the Night Visitors! The Night Visitors are three kings, following a star, are they not? So the holiday would be..Epiphany!

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Okay, I cheated and looked up what I could. Cavalleria: Easter? Die Meistersinger: Midsummer's Day. Nabucco seems to be about Purim?? Those were all I could find right now.

At 12:59 AM, Blogger Bernadette said...

La Bohème-Christmas
Amahl and the Night Visitors-Epiphany
La Traviata-Mardi Gras/Lent
Cavaleria Rusticana-Easter
Die Meistersinger-Festival of St. John
Pagliacci-Feast of the Assumption

A little bird told me it was your birthday. My youngest daughter shares this day. Have a grand celebration, but don't drink a Nebuchadnezzar of champagne!


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