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I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater, or the contemporary theater, or musical theater, or the thing that we call opera. (Quote by - Trevor Nunn)

Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me. (Quote by - Luciano Pavarotti)

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings. (Quote by - Robert Burns)

I cannot go to the Opera, because I have forsworn all expense which does not end in pleasing me. (Quote by - Charles Townshend)

Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a concert than for an opera performance. (Quote by - Placido Domingo)

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera. (Quote by - James Stephens)

One of the most wonderful memories in my life was when I sang at the Opera House in Sydney. I will never forget that. It is one of the most beautiful Houses I have ever sung in my life. (Quote by - Nana Mouskouri)

I think it was just an opera. Now, you go to opera, you expect to see and hear what the opera is. So, it was Catfish Row. It was singers. Marvelous voices. It didn't make no difference what color they were. (Quote by - Cab Calloway)

I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth. (Quote by - Ray Liotta)

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away. (Quote by - W. H. Auden)

Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone. (Quote by - Luciano Pavarotti)

If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera. (Quote by - Sarah Caldwell)

Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching, stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about. That's not love, it's just rubbish. (Quote by - Peter Shaffer)

If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse. (Quote by - Joan Sutherland)

Now the big question is if you are going to go to all the trouble of setting an opera and making all that music and so on, there's got to be some aspect that you can do in an opera that really makes it worth while. (Quote by - William Bolcom)

At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science. (Quote by - Deborah Bull)

When you are confronted with an opera, you have to keep an eye on everything: the musicians, the chorus, the ballet, the singers, the staging. (Quote by - Placido Domingo)

In how many lives does Love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of a 'grand passion' than of a grand opera. (Quote by - Israel Zangwill)

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings. (Quote by - Ed Gardner)

It seems to me opera is just as relevant as an expressive art as anything else. (Quote by - Carlisle Floyd)

Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera. (Quote by - Mason Cooley)

It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera. (Quote by - Luciano Pavarotti)

When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match. (Quote by - Bruce Beresford)

Wednesday a junior came to me, and told me I was to be hazed as I left the Opera House Friday night. (Quote by - Richard H. Davis)

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process. (Quote by - Kenneth Clark)


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