Operas: A very hard quiz (mostly)

Guess the opera from the story/description. Some are easy but many are more obscure. Titles are in the original language or in English.
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Last updated: June 22, 2014
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The first opera, about a doomed husband and wife (Peri)
The second opera, about the same hapless couple (Monteverdi)
Opera about a European who travels to North Africa to meet Papatacci (Rossini)
L'italiana in Algeri
Comedy Singspiel about marriage into a medical family (von Dittersdorf)
Doktor und Apotheker
Commissioned for the opening of the Suez Canal (Verdi)
Farcical love in the 18th century (Cimarosa)
Il Matrimonio Segreto
Farcical love in the 19th Century (Donizetti)
Don Pasquale
She makes cigarettes and flirts (Bizet)
Not Faust, but son of the devil who dances with dead nuns (Meyerbeer)
Robert le Diable
Takes place in a Turkish Harem with an irritable drunken guard (Mozart)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
A midsummer night's dream (Purcell)
The Fairy Queen
A midsummer night's dream (Weber)
A midsummer night's dream (Britten)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Four friends who live in a Paris garret, one dies of tuberculosis (Puccini)
La Boheme
A french courtesan who is asked to leave her lover by her father. She dies of tuberculosis (Verdi)
La Traviata
The Faust Legend (Gounod)
The Faust Legend (Berlioz)
La Damnation de Faust
The Faust Legend (Boito)
His only opera is about medieval knights in Belgium, like Lohengrin without the swan (Schumann)
A politician makes a remarkable trip to normalise relations (Adams)
Nixon in China
She does a racy dance for her father, then has them bring her the head of John the Baptist. Her father thanks her by having her crushed to death. (Strauss)
He can only be saved from sailing the seas by a woman who shows true love (Wagner)
Der fliegende Holländer
Summertime is the best known tune (Gershwin)
Porgy and Bess
Premiered in Prague, written in a week, with the overture finished the day before the premiere (Mozart)
Don Giovanni
Beethoven's only opera, he changed the name and wrote four overtures (Beethoven)
The first science fiction performed on stage (Haydn)
Il Mondo della Luna
Ask my name and I'm outta here! Oh look there's the 1:30 swan to Brabant (Wagner)
A girl playing a boy dresses as a girl to avoid being sent to the army (Mozart)
Le nozze di Figaro
Charlton Heston starred in the non-musical remake (Massenet)
Le Cid
He came riding into Europe and pillaged (Verdi)
Wild Boars and Witches in the Wolf's Glenn on Walpurgisnacht (Weber)
Der Freischütz
He goes mad after seeing the ghost of the prince he murdered (Musorgsky)
Boris Godunov
Level 26
May 27, 2014
It would be very helpful to state in the description that the title should be in the ORIGINAL language of the opera (for some reasons unknown to me, I kept typing the Italian title for "The Abduction from the Seraglio"). Otherwise, a very nice quiz!
Level 61
May 31, 2014
Added the comment in original language. Thanks
Level 48
Jun 10, 2020
"Mefistofile" should be MEFISTOFELE, please.
Level 32
Nov 18, 2021
I thought so! Then I started to doubt myself, and tried different spellings.