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Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out. (Quote by - Gian Carlo Menotti)

We consider Monteverdi the first composer of opera. There was someone before, but everything started with Monteverdi. (Quote by - Cecilia Bartoli)

They're getting me involved in intrigue again, and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera. (Quote by - Michael Zaslow)

I'm not going to spend two years on a film or four years on an opera if I don't feel like I can put my own self into it. That doesn't mean it has to be about myself. (Quote by - Julie Taymor)

We're a very expensive group; we break a lot of rules. It's unheard of to combine opera with a rock theme, my dear . (Quote by - Freddie Mercury)

Soap opera wouldn't be my first choice, but at this point in my life, I would consider a soap. It would allow me to act and still do other things with my life. (Quote by - Joe Lando)

Normally our season is seven weeks in the Drama Theatre and four weeks in the Opera Theater. (Quote by - Graeme Murphy)

It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created. (Quote by - Bruce Beresford)

I was the first movie star to plunge into night-time soap opera. (Quote by - Dorothy Malone)

I would just like to say that opera is no longer about fat people in breastplates shattering wine glasses. (Quote by - Lesley Garrett)

The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love. (Quote by - Dario Argento)

Bed is the poor man's opera. (Quote by - Italian proverb)

When I first started acting, I started in opera and had a great desire to play grand, tragic characters. I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy. (Quote by - Leslie Easterbrook)

As a teenager I studied opera, believe it or not. But I just couldn't catch on to it. (Quote by - Karen Black)

The opera ain't over 'til the fat lady sings. (Quote by - Dan Cook)

As far as I was concerned the important thing was that the music was getting the attention as well as me so it was always a great way to get more of the public to connect with classical music, and opera particularly. (Quote by - Lesley Garrett)

Even the Beatles lived their lives as a soap opera. (Quote by - Chris Lowe)

I really wanted to be an opera soprano. (Quote by - Maureen O'Hara)

Opera is given so little attention in the national press. (Quote by - Carlisle Floyd)

I was more of a light opera singer, not really much of a lounge singer. (Quote by - Melinda Clarke)

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand. (Quote by - Edward Appleton)

A show like Knots or any other show that can be called a soap opera does terribly in syndication because if you're a viewer and you miss a week you don't know what's going on. (Quote by - William Devane)

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally, but I would much rather see it than just listen to it. (Quote by - Sam Waterston)

But to me the actual sound of the words is all important; I feel always that the words complete the music and must never be swallowed up in it. (Quote by - Lotte Lehmann)

Later, I even appeared in a Rock Opera with Richard Gere. (Quote by - Barry Bostwick)


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