Quiz: opera plot… or not?

22 May 2015, 12:04

Operas can be all kinds of crazy – but sometimes history can give Verdi and his fellow composers a run for their money. Can you guess which of these bizarre and shocking tales are from opera and which really happened?

We expect the plots of operas to be sensational, ridiculous and shocking. But sometimes, as the saying goes, truth can be stranger than fiction.

So can you pick out which of these eye-popping events are from opera plots and which really took place in London's historic Tower of London?