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I don't expect people who've enjoyed 'Spy Kids' will enjoy 'Repo! the Genetic Opera!'
It's the perfect environment for prayer. Chanting in Greek... is like a beautiful opera, but way better.
The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money.
Since I was a child I've loved going to the opera, theatre and ballet.
Ballet costumes are easier that opera because they are designed for movement.
My worry is that opera will become an historic art form as opposed to a living, breathing thing.
I had classical training but I don't consider myself an opera singer though.
The point of opera is that people are moved by the emotions and music.
Alexander McCall Smith
Opera was the cinema of its time, so to bring back that popular appeal, you just need to unleash its visceral immediacy and excitement. Most productions don't manage that - but when an opera does do it, you never forget it.
I think that opera in Europe is 30 years ahead of America. There is a broader range of material presented to the public. They value contemporary opera.
Take opera for example - to go to the opera you have to dress up in a tuxedo and pay lots of money.
Very few opera singers in history have been able to cross into popular music.
You would be amazed at the pompadour that I was rocking in the first job I had on the soap opera called 'Loving,' my first contract job.
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.
I never listen to music when I am writing. It would be impossible. I listen to Bach in the mornings, mostly choral music; also some Handel, mostly songs and arias; I like Schubert's and Beethoven's chamber music and Sibelius' symphonies; for opera, I listen to Mozart and in recent years Wagner.
An aria in an opera - Handel's 'Ombra mai fu,' for example - gets along with an incredibly small number of words and ideas and a large amount of variation and repetition. That's the beauty of it. It's not taxing to the listener's intelligence because if you haven't heard it the first time round, it'll come around again.
But nevertheless, it's music ultimately that matters in opera, and opera is a piece of music reaching out as a vision in sound reaching out to the world.
Knowing constitutional law helps one at the opera. The trial in 'Billy Budd,' as example, invokes the fugitive slave clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Grand opera is the most powerful of stage appeals and that almost entirely through the beauty of music.
John Philip Sousa
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.
My mom was on a soap opera for 40 years, so I know about love and romance.
I'm not glamorous, I don't have a look, I don't know anything about opera, I have no Italian, and I'm too old.
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.
'Phantom of the Opera' started in my little 100-seater converted church in Britain with a stage where we did what we did. But it was the score itself was what made it.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Opera is for a lifetime, not just a minute.
Kiri Te Kanawa
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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