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People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what's wrong with it. (Quote by - Noel Coward)

As the director of an opera, it is my responsibility to unify the style of the particular performance, but one can certainly approach the piece from different points of view. That's what makes it interesting and keeps it alive. (Quote by - Sarah Caldwell)

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role. (Quote by - Judy Garland)

How wonderful opera would be if there were no singers. (Quote by - Gioacchino Antonio Rossini)

Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again; it's a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable. (Quote by - Timothy Dalton)

Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it's music, not words, that provides power. (Quote by - Marcel Marceau)

Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music. (Quote by - John Philip Sousa)

I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera. (Quote by - Robert Ashley)

I never was an opera fan -- about twenty-five musically supreme masterpieces in this curious medium apart. (Quote by - Hans Keller)

When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance. (Quote by - Victor Borge)

I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera. (Quote by - W B Yeats)

I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don't get very much approbation for it. (Quote by - Joan Collins)

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows. (Quote by - Placido Domingo)

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that's it. (Quote by - John Mellencamp)

I had a soap opera, and my next job was working with Kyle McLachlan on The Invisible Man. (Quote by - Elisabeth Rohm)

The number of opera houses around the world and the high attendance rates show that opera an art form that is more popular than ever. (Quote by - Bruce Beresford)

Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money. (Quote by - Wim Wenders)

Love in France is a comedy; in England a tragedy; in Italy an opera seria; and in Germany a melodrama. (Quote by - Marguerite Blessington)

Many years ago I was in another soap opera called The Newcomers which was on twice a week for three years. I really don't think I could do another stint like that again. (Quote by - Jeremy Bulloch)

I don't know why a computer game can't be an art form just as a puppet show or an opera is. I'm still interested in computer games as something I would like to work on someday. (Quote by - Fred Saberhagen)

A supreme social challenge. (Quote by - Cleveland Amory)

The cynical part of the answer is that I expect to see a good deal more space opera, set far enough in the future as to be disconnected from contemporary issues. (Quote by - John M. Ford)

I seem to write an opera about every 20 years; if you live long enough you can write four operas. I finished my third in 1970. (Quote by - Virgil Thomson)

Even in today's opera world, the position of the black tenor is problematic. (Quote by - Bobby Short)


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