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An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house. (Quote by - Maria Callas)

One of the problems that we face through the media attention that these artists receive is that there has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical music being elite and being for an elitist group. (Quote by - Lesley Garrett)

I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera. (Quote by - Luciano Pavarotti)

I like soap opera acting. If it's done really well, there's nothing better. It's old school. It's like what those melodramas in the '30s and '40s were like. (Quote by - Parker Posey)

So, I lived at the Beijing Opera, I ate there, I learned a craft. And the money we made went into the company. (Quote by - John Lone)

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. (Quote by - W H Auden)

I performed in Sydney some years ago for the Sydney Festival and I am just so pleased to be returning to the wonderful Sydney Opera House and also performing in Melbourne for the first time. (Quote by - Lesley Garrett)

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

Opera is a beautiful and important diversion for me. (Quote by - Luciano Pavarotti)

In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint, and that really challenges you. Lighting, the sets, stage groupings, the music-but doesn't relate too much to film. (Quote by - Bruce Beresford)

A Librettist is a mere drudge in the world of opera. (Quote by - Robertson Davies)

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang. (Quote by - Ruben Blades)

So long as it doesn't get to the point where you don't remember whose opera you're listening to, I'm willing to experiment. (Quote by - Beverly Sills)

What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't. (Quote by - Cab Calloway)

I'd hate this to get out but I really like opera. (Quote by - Ford Frick)

The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role, for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands. (Quote by - Maria Jeritza)

It's very much like opera singers. They do the same thing. The first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, the thing they think about is their voice and how to take care of it. (Quote by - Johnny Mathis)

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts. (Quote by - Franco Zeffirelli)

Opera in English, is about as sensible as baseball in Italian. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

It's necessary to track characters all the way through an opera. If you're dealing with more than one or two characters, it's very easy to forget that the others have lives of their own that feed into the story. (Quote by - Carlisle Floyd)

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music - not to mention his piano and violin concerti. (Quote by - Neville Marriner)

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint. (Quote by - Tony Curtis)

Music- opera particularly - is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate. (Quote by - Sarah Caldwell)

Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child. (Quote by - Andrea Bocelli)

I think every singer should be able to jump in for a singer who has been sick, for instance, and learn an opera in two days. I know people who can do it. (Quote by - Bryn Terfel)


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