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Operas Quotes

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I'd better be on the road, or I'll be going nuts.
I'm not the kind of guy who sits around with a pipe
and slippers watching soap operas.
- Tommy Shaw

My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
- Harrison Birtwistle

You listen to Handel operas, right? And there are a thousand of them,
right? And they all sound alike.
If I look back on my work, maybe it's the same thing.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire,
and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services.
- Franz Liszt

 

We used to listen to all the marvelous operas on records.
Music was a very important part of our lives.
- Charlotte Rae

People don't want to pay 8 or 9 dollars to go see a
problem that they have in their life,
on screen.
They pay to get away from that.
That's why they watch soap operas.
- Omar Epps

When I've seen my operas in Europe, they have always
struck me as more American than when I hear them here.
I can't tell you what that phenomenon is.
- Carlisle Floyd

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Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world,
although nothing apart from audience popularity can
ensure more than a few performances.
- Bruce Beresford

I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
- Bob Edwards

In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find
a place in the permanent repertoire.
- Bruce Beresford

My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than
ideas about subject matter.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Well, the very best operas are the ones written by the very best composers.
- John Eaton

The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed,
it can stand endless revivals.
- Bruce Beresford

I started in this business on soap operas.
- Lauren Holly

If I felt that one of my operas did not come off I would certainly say so.
- Carlisle Floyd

To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium
like soap operas is great.
The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it.
And the people I work with are great.
Funny, intelligent, hard working.
They're all great to be around.
- David Canary

I live again the days and evenings of my long career.
I dream at night of operas and concerts in which I
have had my share of success.
Now like the old Irish minstrel, I have hung up my
harp because my songs are all sung.
- John McCormack

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not
sing when they are feeling sensible.
- W. H. Auden

'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats.
Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again;
it's a soap opera in all its glory.
It is superb and memorable.
- Timothy Dalton

It seems to me opera is just as relevant as an expressive art as anything else.
- Carlisle Floyd

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.
- Doug Coupland

Normally our season is seven weeks in the Drama Theatre
and four weeks in the Opera Theater.
- Graeme Murphy

To tell you the truth, I never listen to opera at home.
- Lesley Garrett

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

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

Soap opera wouldn't be my first choice,
but at this point in my life, I would consider a soap.
It would allow me to act and still do other things with my life.
- Joe Lando

A show like Knots or any other show that can be called
a soap opera does terribly in syndication because if
you're a viewer and you miss a week you don't know what's going on.
- William Devane

When an opera star sings her head off,
she usually improves her appearance.
- Victor Borge

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long
as it is a language I don't understand.
- Edward Appleton

Even in today's opera world, the position of the black tenor is problematic.
- Bobby Short

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

When I first started acting, I started in opera and
had a great desire to play grand,
tragic characters.
I got sidetracked in musical theater and ended up doing a lot of comedy.
- Leslie Easterbrook

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 .
- Freddie Mercury

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing.
She was also a radio soap opera actress,
but my mother sang.
- Ruben Blades

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera,
I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
- W. H. Auden

In opera, there is always too much singing.
- Claude Debussy

This is not a rock opera.
This is not Tommy.
I can write songs that emote, and that's it.
- John Mellencamp

At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House,
but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television
and particularly in science.
- Deborah Bull

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
- Judy Garland

So, I lived at the Beijing Opera, I ate there,
I learned a craft.
And the money we made went into the company.
- John Lone

Opera is given so little attention in the national press.
- Carlisle Floyd

Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching,
stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about.
That's not love, it's just rubbish.
- Peter Shaffer

The theatre only knows what it's doing next week,
not like the opera, where they say: What are we going
to do in five years' time? A completely different attitude.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Opera is a beautiful and important diversion for me.
- Luciano Pavarotti

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

I cannot go to the Opera, because I have forsworn all
expense which does not end in pleasing me.
- Charles Townshend

I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music,
of wonderful opera.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Music conveys moods and images.
Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny,
it's music, not words, that provides power.
- Marcel Marceau

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.
- Rick Moranis

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
- James Stephens

I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember,
the place is so beautiful.
One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking.
It is all like an opera.
- William Butler Yeats

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle;
it suggests the idea of one.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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

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

Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.
- Tony Curtis

Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and
that almost entirely through the beauty of music.
- John Philip Sousa

I've never had any feeling of disconnection between the classical theater,
or the contemporary theater, or musical theater,
or the thing that we call opera.
- Trevor Nunn

I'm not going to spend two years on a film or four
years on an opera if I don't feel like I can put my own self into it.
That doesn't mean it has to be about myself.
- Julie Taymor

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.
- Carlisle Floyd

I really wanted to be an opera soprano.
- Maureen O'Hara

I enjoy listening to opera at home, occasionally,
but I would much rather see it than just listen to it.
- Sam Waterston

I had a soap opera, and my next job was working with
Kyle McLachlan on The Invisible Man.
- Elisabeth Rohm

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
- Moliere

In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of
Inherit the Wind because it doesn't sing.
It's an intellectual play.
- Jerome Lawrence

Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music -
not to mention his piano and violin concerti.
- Neville Marriner

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

I'd hate this to get out but I really like opera.
- Ford Frick

In opera, everyone's watching from a fixed viewpoint,
and that really challenges you.
Lighting, the sets, stage groupings,
the music-but doesn't relate too much to film.
- Bruce Beresford

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

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

What opera isn't violent? Two things happen,
violence and love.
And other than that, name something else.
You can't.
- Cab Calloway


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