83 Total Quotes

Opera Quotes

H. Auden
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
H. Auden
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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.
Maria Callas
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Dave Barry
The taxpayers cannot be relied upon to support performing arts such as opera. As a taxpayer, I am forced to admit that I would rather undergo a vasectomy via Weed Whacker than attend an opera.
Dave Barry
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This is the first time the opera has ever been performed in a state where slavery was legal.
Steve Crump
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All three of us had a vision for an exceptional opera program.
Alfred Anderson
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We had one who wanted us to fly them from Australia and another who wanted a Met Opera tenor to sing during dinner. I said that would cost them $200,000!
Stephen Shapiro
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Judy Garland
If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
Judy Garland
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I couldn't ask for a more wonderful opera to end my tenure.
Alfred Anderson
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Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.
Robert Burns
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Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd
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I thought if I could get television interested in opera, it would make a kind of new thing that would allow composers to build a whole new repertoire.
Robert Ashley
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Noel Coward
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.
Noel Coward
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H. Auden
No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
H. Auden
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It started to become a soap opera in there, so I decided to leave.
Shani Davis
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This will be a soap opera, with no one writing the script - stay tuned.
George Bicher
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Paul Kellogg has been a beloved and visionary leader of City Opera and we will miss him deeply. During the past ten years we have been fortunate to have had the benefit not only of his extraordinary artistic sensibility, his wise counsel and his inspirational leadership, but also of his impeccable human values, warmth and charm. That said, we cannot help but understand that he wishes to have more personal time after many years of service to the arts and we salute and thank him for his formidable accomplishments and significant contributions both to City Opera and to opera in general. Paul Kellogg's vision for City Opera has charted our course for the coming years. We are grateful beyond measure and will miss him profoundly.
Susan Baker
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Besides, the opera contains realistic sword fights, accompaniment by the Utah Symphony and amazing singers. It will be one of the most romantic productions ever to come to Salt Lake City.
Spencer Clark
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The photo may not be exactly what the Pittsburgh Opera expects, but it carries out the wager and reflects the feelings of all of us at Seattle Opera.
Speight Jenkins
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The soap opera will continue. I wouldn't take them off stage altogether as some people are doing.
David Orr
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We are determined to bring a new audience to opera. If we don't, then I'm afraid the form will wither and die.
Paul Kellogg
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I don't think it's a big deal to show opera glasses to someone searching for binoculars that you somehow infer is a woman. But you don't want to pop up ads for H.I.V. drugs on someone's page, because you inferred they have H.I.V., when their boss is standing there looking at their computer.
Sergey Brin
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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.
Sarah Caldwell
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Although opera in Scotland has its unique problems, it also presents unique possibilities. If you can come up with solutions, good and well.
Timothy Dean
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I remember when I rang the Opera House in Covent Garden to say, 'I'm having terrible back problems,' ... They tried everything to help get me there. They said, 'You can sing from a chair.' But the thing was, I couldn't even sit.
Bryn Terfel
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This popular Broadway touring production travels in 23 semi-trucks, while 'Phantom of the Opera,' the other mega-show on the road that was here for four weeks five years ago, travels in 16 trucks.
David Barry
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Ragtime' is almost like doing an opera. The voices have to be amazing,
David Bryant
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[10.] Cleaning Windows ... Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast.
Van Morrison
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[Another browser, Opera, has also gained, especially in Europe.] The incumbents are vulnerable, ... Today, those are the juiciest targets.
David Cowan
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With Opera Mini, most people can start surfing the Web with the mobile phone they have today.
Jon Tetzchner
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It's the most technically challenging and complex work ever staged by Edmonton Opera. We've just been buzzing about this show for months.
Brian Deedrick
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