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People think top singers are overpaid, but opera houses have a top fee, which is a good thing. Of course concerts are different- everyone wants to make as much money as possible. (Quote by - Bryn Terfel)

Opera? Just what the world needs: more fat women screaming. (Quote by - Peter Boyle)

I think the composer and production staff of an opera have a real responsibility to use visual elements of all kinds to make clear to the American audience, at any rate, exactly what is going on. (Quote by - John Eaton)

I'd really been interested in opera when I was about 16, and I really like staging them. (Quote by - Bruce Beresford)

When I have been unhappy, I have heard an opera ... and it seemed the shrieking of winds; when I am happy, a sparrow's chirp is delicious to me. But it is not the chirp that makes me happy, but I that make it sweet. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations. (Quote by - Carlisle Floyd)

I don't limit my taste. There's some jazz that I like and there's some opera. I've been listening to what was essentially country music, but it crossed over to rock. (Quote by - Rick Moranis)

If you approach an opera as though it were something that always went a certain way, that's what you get. I approach an opera as though I didn't know it. (Quote by - Sarah Caldwell)

I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music. (Quote by - Anthony Davis)

The opera tells the story with all the built-in contradictions and from many different angles. (Quote by - Harrison Birtwistle)

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title - expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge. (Quote by - Cleveland Amory)

Opera is credible drama now, and it costs less than going to a football match. What have you got to lose? (Quote by - Lesley Garrett)

The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself (Quote by - Nellie Melba)

One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time. (Quote by - Gioachino Rossini)

The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral. (Quote by - H. L. Mencken)

To tell you the truth, I never listen to opera at home! (Quote by - Lesley Garrett)

A great opera house isn't run by a director, but by a great administrator. (Quote by - Steven Berkoff)

But nevertheless, it's music ultimately that matters in opera, and opera is a piece of music reaching out as a vision in sound reaching out to the world. (Quote by - John Eaton)

Ironically, that was quite a bit of the appeal of Rumours. It's equally interesting on a musical level and as a soap opera. (Quote by - Lindsey Buckingham)

Seriously though, my father was the first African American to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time. (Quote by - Bobby McFerrin)

In opera, there is always too much singing. (Quote by - Claude Debussy)

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive. (Quote by - Moliere)

I sang opera, I sang show tunes. I got into a rock band for a while. I've sung a lot of different things. (Quote by - Tom Wopat)

I don't think an opera house is ever a place that can make you entirely happy. (Quote by - Bernard Haitink)

If God drives a car, He'd drive a 1973 Ford LTD Brougham sedan with a claret-colored vinyl roof, with oxblood leather upholstery and an opera window. (Quote by - Doug Coupland)


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