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Letter "O" » Opera
«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»
«Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings»
«Opera is an 18th- and 19th-century art that must find a 20th-century audience.»
«My passion for opera-the eternal truth of drama through music-has grown, while my interest in performance has diminished. Which is perhaps as good a reason as any other to go quietly.»
«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.»
«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.»
Author: Michael Walsh
, opera star
«Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.»
«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.»
«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»
«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»