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#RPOatHome: Test your knowledge on orchestral music that’s inspired by the beauty and romance of everything floral

1. Roses from the South by “the Waltz King” Johann Strauss II was first performed in 1880 in which city?
Amsterdam
Vienna
Cardiff
Paris
2. The white mountain flower Edelweiss, famously depicted in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, can be found on the 2 Euro cent coin of which country?
France
Ireland
Germany
Austria
3. The Walk to the Paradise Garden, an orchestral interlude from Frederick Delius’ opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, was given its first UK performance by the which conductor? (Hint – founder of the RPO)
Sir John Barbirolli
Sir Thomas Beecham
Sir Georg Solti
Sir Adrian Boult
4. Which aspiring lover in Bizet’s Carmen sings about a flower thrown to him by the opera’s seductive heroine?
Don Juan
Don Draper
Don Corleone
Don José
5. Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) is a movement for string quartet by which composer, better known for operas including Madama Butterfly, La bohème and Tosca?
Giacomo Puccini
Giuseppe Verdi
Gioachino Rossini
Pietro Mascagni
6. There is no Rose features in which English composer’s 1942 choral work A Ceremony of Carols?
Henry Purcell
Edward Elgar
Benjamin Britten
John Rutter
7. The Flower Duet from Léo Delibes’ 1883 opera Lakmé was famously used in an advertising campaign for which airline?
Air France
Lufthansa
British Airways
Qantas
8. The title character in Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly fills her house with flowers to impress her American husband, soldier
Lieutenant Pinkerton
Captain Greenfield
Major Whitehead
Colonel Mustard
9. Often heard at Christmas, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers comes from the second act of which of his works?
The Sleeping Beauty
Swan Lake
Eugene Onegin
The Nutcracker
10. The Tale of the Stone Flower is the eighth and final ballet by which Russian composer (better known for the ballet Romeo and Juliet)?
Sergei Prokofiev
Alexander Borodin
Igor Stravinsky
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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