Opera Quotes

When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance. Victor Borge

Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it. Hannah More

Whenever I go to an opera, I leave my sense and reason at the door with my half guinea, and deliver myself up to my eyes and my ears. Lord Chesterfield

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. W H Auden

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. Maria Callas

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed and instead of bleeding, he sings. Ed Gardner

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. Voltaire

No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me. Thomas Beecham

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process. Kenneth Clark

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera. James Stephens.

Grand opera is a form of musical entertainment for people who hate music. Edward Abbey

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts. Franco Zeffirelli