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Classical Music that Turned into Musical Theater

Jonathan Larson, the composer of the musical “Rent,” used the same plot for this musical as Puccini did for La Bohème. Other composers also used classical music when they wrote their Broadway hits. “Kismet” is adapted from compositions by Russian composer Alexander Borodin and “The Song of Norway” uses tunes by Edvard Grieg to tell the story of Grieg’s life.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. The Broadway show Kismet uses music from which composer?

Mozart

Beethoven

Mussorgsky

Borodin


2.The Broadway show The Song of Norway uses music by which composer?

Sibelius

Part

Grieg

Chopin


3. The Phantom of the Opera contains music that sounds like

Girl of the Golden West

Cosi fan Tutte

La Traviata

Aida


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