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18 Opera Quotes

Parsifal - the kind of opera that starts at six o'clock and after it has been going three hours, you look at your watch and it says 6:20

David Randolph Quotes

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Give me a laundry-list and I'll set it to music.

Gioacchino Rossini Quotes

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Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.

Robert Burns Quotes

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I'd like to see a nude opera, because when they hit those high notes, I bet you can really see it in those genitals

Jack Handy Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings

Ed Gardner Quotes

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I wouldn't mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking

Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

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Critics complained it wasn't opera, it wasn't a musical. You give someone something delicious to eat and they complain because they have no name for it.

Rouben Mamoulian Quotes

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Opera stars know that biology is destiny. Sometime in their 50s or early 60s, the powerful, flexible and ultimately mysterious instrument that has been the source of their artistry frays, cracks and disappears.

Michael Walsh Quotes

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Opera: the graveyard of melody

Lord Harewood Quotes

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Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

Ed Gardner Quotes , Source: in "Duffy's Tavern", a 1940's radio program

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Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

Ed Gardner Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out.

Gian Carlo Menotti Quotes

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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.

Lotte Lehmann Quotes

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Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.

Hannah More Quotes

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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.

Virgil Thomson Quotes

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If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera.

Sarah Caldwell Quotes

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