Opera Quotes

Robert Benchley

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

Susan Kay

None of us can choose where we shall love...

Victor Borge

(Referring to the piano's natural shape) Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them?

David Markson

You can learn more by going to the opera than you ever can by reading Emerson. Like that there are two sexes.

E.A. Bucchianeri

That´s the problem with planning a late night supper after the opera, not only does the hero or the heroine die singing, but you end up famished after the last notes of the finale.

Maria Callas

You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there.

Charles Hart

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication. Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation. Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in to the power of the music of the night.

Mariah Carey

It's in my genes. My mother was an opera singer. I'm clearly dramatic.

Haruki Murakami

Opera lovers may be the narrowest people in the world.

Richard Osborne

Wagner thought Rossini unserious; Rossini thought Wagner 'lacked sun'. Wagner also became the butt of a phrase Rossini had used down the years to describe musicians about whom he had certain reservations - "He has some beautiful moments but some bad quarters of an hour!

Ludwig Van Beethoven

I like your opera - I think I will set it to music

James Joyce

(...) The new nine muses, Commerce, Operatic Music, Amor, Publicity, Manufacture, Liberty of Specch, Plural Voting, Gastronomy, Private Hygiene, Seaside Concert Entertainments, Painless Obstetrics and Astronomy for the People.

Dimitris Mita

Poetry, Shakespeare and opera, are like mumps and should be caught when young. In the unhappy event that there is a postponement to mature years, the results may be devastating.

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