Trivia Bits for Jan 23, 2019

By Leslie Elman

January 23, 2019 1 min read

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born Jan. 27, 1756, wrote his first opera, "Bastien und Bastienne," at age 12. The one-act comic opera about a shepherdess and her love was commissioned by Franz Anton Mesmer, the Austrian physician who popularized hypnotism (also known as mesmerism). It was performed for the first time at Mesmer's home in the suburbs of Vienna in 1768 and not again until a production in Berlin in 1890, nearly 100 years after Mozart's death.

Which star of "Sex and the City" was a high school student when she filmed her part in the 1984 film "Amadeus"?

A) Kim Cattrall

B) Kristin Davis

C) Cynthia Nixon

D) Sarah Jessica Parker

Previous answer: James Franco played the role of Oz in "Oz the Great and Powerful."

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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