"Aria" is Italian for "a song that will not end in your lifetime."
I go to the opera whether I need the sleep or not.
Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
H. L. Mencken
I'm sitting in the opera, and I'm thinking, "Look how much work it takes to bore me."
Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.
Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
I sometimes wonder, which would be nicer - an opera without an interval, or an interval
without an opera.
Isn't it a shame when those big fat opera singers lean against the pianos and bend them?
Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an 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 went to watch Pavarotti once. He doesn't like it when you join in.
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.
I love the opera. You can't sleep at home like that.
The only thing worse than opera is someone who hums along with opera.
I cannot go to the opera, because I have forsworn all expense which does not end in pleasing
I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera.
I do not mind which language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.
What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name
something else. You can't.
It's in my genes. My mother was an opera singer. I'm clearly dramatic.
No operatic tenor has yet died soon enough for me.
If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera.