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    Default An operatic quiz question

    Now that there is so much snow in many parts of the world, in which opera a wealthy man is mentioned, who let the streets of Verona be covered with salt that his girl-friend could go on a sleighride?

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    Not sure, but I think Arabella. I do know that I either watched this opera or read about this quite recently, and Arabella has some rich eccentric suitors ("Teschek, bedien dich").

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    You are quite right. It's Arabella.

    Für ein Mädel hat der einmal die Strassen von Verona
    bestreuen lassen mit dreitausend Scheffeln Salz
    weil sie hat Schlitten fahren wollen mitten im August!

    I'm quite impressed if you answered from memory alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkku View Post
    I'm quite impressed if you answered from memory alone!
    Thanks! Yes, I didn't cheat, it was a pure memory feat, but I'm actually less impressed with myself because (as I wrote) I knew right away that I knew it "in principle," but then had difficulties extracting the details from memory. Fortunately, my DVD collection is still small enough that I could do it by ruling out more or less everything else (for example, I didn't really think it was Meistersinger or Tosca).

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    I love your ruling-out method!

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