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.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.
I would just like to say that opera is no longer about fat people in breastplates shattering wine glasses.
Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.
Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
In opera, there is always too much singing.
We consider Monteverdi the first composer of opera. There was someone before, but everything started with Monteverdi.
Some may say that I couldn't sing, but no one can say that I didn't sing.
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.
If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me.
The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself
The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief. [On Lohengrin]
It seems to me opera is just as relevant as an expressive art as anything else.
In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.
I love Italian opera - it's so reckless. Damn Wagner, and his bellowings at Fate and death. Damn Debussy, and his averted face. I like the Italians who run all on impulse, and don't care about their immortal souls, and don't worry about the ultimate.
Music - opera particularly - is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate.
Hey you! I told you to slow that nag down! Because of you, I almost heard the opera!
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.
Opera is a beautiful and important diversion for me.
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 .
One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time.
I have the greatest fans. I have fans that come from soap opera world, I have fans that come from superhero world, which are a whole different section of fans. They're so cool.
They're getting me involved in intrigue again, and I think it follows a classic formula in a soap opera.
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