Best 209 of Opera quotes - MyQuotes
I want to be known by people who are knowledgeable about opera, who appreciate bel canto singing, people who have more sensitivity.
In a film score, the last thing you want to do is take people out of the movie. The music is secondary. In opera, the music is the main event.
It's all one to me: opera, painting, drawing, faxes.
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta potè indovinar? Il suo mister come mai come mai fini Ahimè! un giorno uno studente in bocca la baciò e fu quel bacio rivelazione: fu la passione! Folle amore! Folle ebbrezza! Chi la sottil carezza d'un bacio così ardente mai ridir potrà? Ah! mio sogno! Ah! mia vita! Che importa la ricchezza se alfine è rifiorita la felicità! O sogno d'or poter amar così!
My first offer was when I was 12, and it was for a soap opera. And I turned it down because I knew that I was an unformed actor, and I didn't want to develop bad habits.
Writing an opera and premiering in England, you could say I was going right into the eye of the storm and I came out successfully. A little tattered and bruised, but so what, I made it.
For a while, I couldn't decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I'm glad that I chose the latter because I wasn't a very good singer.
Norman Ralph Augustine
Soloist are inspiring in Opera and perhaps even in small entreprenurial ventures, but there is no place for them in large corporations.
Soap opera seems to be a dirty word, but actually they are the most popular shows we have.
He quickly observed, that good sentences and excellent representations of the follies of mankind met with little regard or applause, whilst sounds, without sense, threw every body into raptures:——but 'twas the fashion of the day to be musically mad, and those who were absurd enough to prefer a rational entertainment to a flimsy opera, were poor insipid beings, without taste or enthusiasm.
Very few opera singers in history have been able to cross into popular music.
Even when I rehearse down in the bowels of the Metropolitan Opera, you can't help but think why The Phantom of the Opera was inspired by what happens in the bowels of the opera house.
The Opera reminds me of my tax audit. It was in a language I didn’t understand. And it ended in tragedy.
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.
Life is too short for cuisine minceur and for diets. Dietetic meals are like an opera without the orchestra.
It is not always a matter of wild ovations and legendary performances. Sometimes you are just happy to get through an opera without trouble.
Hey yogurt, if you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera?
Dido, heartbroken, decides to do what any operatic heroine would do at such a moment: sing an aria, then kill herself.
... My mother, daroga, my poor, unhappy mother would never... let me kiss her... She used to run away... and throw me my mask!... Nor any other woman... ever, ever!... Ah, you can understand, my happiness was so great, I cried. And fell at her feet, crying... and I kissed her feet... her little feet... crying. You're crying, too, daroga... and she cried also... the angel cried!...
I don't have a rock voice. I have to force it. I am like an opera singer.
It seems to me opera is just as relevant as an expressive art as anything else.
A resolution to attend theatres or operas is an absolute disqualification for Holy Orders.
Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.
As far as I was concerned the important thing was that the music was getting the attention as well as me so it was always a great way to get more of the public to connect with classical music, and opera particularly.
I kind of went into soap opera with 'General Hospital' in the '80s. It's like theater because every day it's a new script, which really doesn't have a beginning, middle or end like a play or a movie script. So you have to be on your toes and bring it every day. And you have to be spontaneous, which is really how I like to work.
Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me.
I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don't get very much approbation for it.
If I'm going to go to the opera, I want to see the costumes and the melodrama.
I knew it, I just knew it! The person who had the job of writing my life's dialogue used to work on a very low budget soap opera.
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.
Be careful how you choose your enemy, for you will come to resemble him. The moment you adapt your enemy's methods your enemy has won. The rest is suffering and historical opera.
Even the Beatles lived their lives as a soap opera.
A ghost who, on the same evening, carries off an opera-singer and steals twenty-thousand francs is a ghost who must have his hands very full!
All My Children' taught me a great work ethic; you work so hard on a soap opera!
I watch soap operas. I bake brownies. Normalcy is coursing through my veins.
Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music - not to mention his piano and violin concerti.
Soap operas got nothing on my family history.
Marriage, like spinach and opera, was something I had never thought I would like.
When you are confronted with an opera, you have to keep an eye on everything: the musicians, the chorus, the ballet, the singers, the staging.
I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
I could hire every producer in Hollywood - 2,000 producers, let's say - and they couldn't come up with all the soap operas, in season and out of season, that NFL programming gives television.
They crested a rise, and there it was, in the hollow between rolling hills—a low, square building, ghostly gray in the moonlight. "Is that it?" asked Hamilton. "It probably isn't the local opera house," groaned Ian.
For the shallow delights of matrimony and opera I have no courage.
Everyone has their own taste: some like theatre, some don't, some like opera, some don't, some like pantomimes, and some don't.
The great opera composers were so good at their job, that the whole genre came to be built around the concept of the composer's vision.
excuse me' he added, taking the opera glasses out of her hands and looking over her bare shoulder at the row of boxes opposite, 'i'm afraid i'm becoming ridiculous
I studied with Stella Adler and I didn't like the representational aspect of most opera singers. Most of the opera singers had not a false, but over theatrical way of presenting.
The aria, after all, is the soul of opera.
I was constantly being pushed toward a European ideal of what it means to be a classical or opera singer, let's say in the Renata Tebaldi mode. I reject that.
Opera needs to be a total escape from real life. To relate to what we're going through today is fine and dandy, but it's really about being transported and completely swept away by a romantic notion.