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OPERA--200--The title role in "Boris Godunov" is for a singer in this vocal range

bass

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OPERA--400--Peter Cornelius' opera "The Barber of Baghdad" was based on a tale in this collection

Arabian Nights

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OPERA--600--In Sir Arthur Sullivan's "Ivanhoe", "Ho, Jolly Jenkin" is an aria for this Friar

Friar Tuck

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OPERA--800--Wagner didn't want "Parsifal" performed outside of this city that now holds Wagner festivals

Bayreuth

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OPERA--1000--His "Elecktra" in 1908 may have been electric, but it was his "Salome" 3 years earlier that was scandalous

Richard Strauss

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OPERA--400--This 1893 opera based on a children's tale is set partly in the woods of Ilsenstein

Hansel and Gretel

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OPERA--800--A 1913 opera about this queen of Ithaca is based on an episode from "The Odyssey"

Penelope

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OPERA--400--Eva has to marry the winner of a singing contest in Nuremberg in this comic opera by Wagner

Die Meistersinger

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OPERA--1600--In 2004 the Royal Opera dropped soprano Deborah Voigt from "Ariadne Auf Naxos" for this reason

she was too heavy

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OPERA--2000--The name of this comic opera by Mozart is sometimes translated as "So Do They All"

Cosi Fan Tutte

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--400--Kochel No. 1 is the G major minuet & trio he composed when he was about 5

Mozart

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--800--The well-traveled Felix Mendelssohn wrote "Italian" & "Scottish" ones

symphonies

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--1200--Born near Prague in 1841, he composed the following in 1863

Antonin Dvorák

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--1600--Ironically, one of the last works Franz Schubert heard was this type of mass, by his brother Ferdinand

a requiem

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--2000--This Strauss waltz heard here commemorated a meeting between Franz Joseph I & Wilhelm II

'The Emperor Waltz' ('The Emperors Waltz' accepted)

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BALLET & OPERA--400--Nutty about "The Nutcracker"? You've probably seen it during this month (that's the month it was first performed, too)

December

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BALLET & OPERA--800--Warning: If you play the role of Jemmy in the opera "William Tell", you'll get one of these shot off your head

an apple

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BALLET & OPERA--1200--Haydn wrote several operas for these stringed toys, but someone must be hidin' them; most of them are lost

puppets (or marionettes)

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BALLET & OPERA--1600--Odile & Prince Sigfried are the deux-o who dance the Black Swan pas de deux in this ballet

Swan Lake

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BALLET & OPERA--2000--In an opera based on history, the pharaoh Akhenaten gives up polygamy for this beautiful queen

Nefertiti

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--400--Due to the color of his hair, this "Four Seasons" composer was known as "Il Prete Rosso", or "The Red Priest"

Vivaldi

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--800--Robert Schumann's 1841 "Spring" symphony dealt with this important event in his life

his wedding

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--3200--From 1937 to 1954 he directed NBC's Radio Symphony Orchestra

Toscanini

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--1600--High school & college graduates should know that this march by Elgar is also known as "Land Of Hope And Glory"

'Pomp And Circumstance'

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CLASSICAL MUSIC--2000--In 1969 this French composer was selected to replace Leonard Bernstein as director of the N.Y. Philharmonic

Pierre Boulez

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CLASSICAL COMPOSERS--400--Around 1915 Debussy composed 12 etudes in memory of this Polish-French composer

Chopin

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CLASSICAL COMPOSERS--800--Beethoven's father tried to promote him as a child prodigy, like this Salzburg-born genius

Mozart

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CLASSICAL COMPOSERS--1200--"The Tender Land" is a 1954 opera by this "Appalachian Spring" composer

Copland

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CLASSICAL COMPOSERS--1600--This Austrian composer's Symphony No. 8 is known as the "Symphony of a Thousand"

INSERT INTO `clue` VALUES (Gustav) Mahler

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CLASSICAL COMPOSERS--2000--He supervised a 1907 phonograph recording of his own "Pagliacci"

Leoncavallo