Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
Love is a rebellious bird, that nobody can tame, and you call him quite in vain, if it suits him not to come.
None of us can choose where we shall love...
Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.
You can learn more by going to the opera than you ever can by reading Emerson. Like that there are two sexes.
A great opera house isn't run by a director, but by a great administrator.
Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.
I sing what I sing. And that's recitals and orchestra concerts. To appease - no, that's not the right word - let's say to satisfy - any opera urgings that my public has, I'll put in an aria.
Concert-going has become much less the thing to do, while people are still going to opera. This might be a harsh judgment, but it could easily happen that orchestras could slowly atrophy.
My dad became a soap opera actor, and I was an extra in a skating rink scene on the soap. I didn't audition. It was nepotism all the way.
'Amores Perros' is rock, '21 Grams' is jazz, 'Babel' is an opera, and 'Biutiful' is a requiem.
Misery loves company. This is a Hollywood soap opera, and I'm not going to be a star in another Bryant soap opera.
I'm by no means an opera buff.
In my iPod, there are many operas, from A to Z. I have 'Aida' and 'Boheme' and 'Butterfly' and 'Cavalleria'. My passion is for opera, but when I'm in the car, I listen to everything.
The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.
My mother was an opera singer and my father is a clarinet player, composer and conductor.
I enjoy all forms of music - pop, classical and opera.
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 .
I don't necessarily make much art myself, but after I wrote 'Warped Passages,' I was fortunate to get involved a little in the art world. I got invited to write a libretto for what we called a projective opera, and I also got invited to curate an art exhibit.
I was a dancer for many years. I was a premier dancer with 'Porgy and Bess,' the opera. And I taught dance some, in different places.