Cricket is first and foremost a dramatic spectacle. It belongs with theatre, ballet, opera and the dance.
We would prefer to see the House run bya philistine with the requisite financial acumen than by the succession of opera and ballet lovers who have brought a great and valuable institution to its knees.Gerald Kaufman
And I often dream of chemistry at night, dreams that conflate the past and the present, the grid of the periodic table transformed to the grid of Manhattan. […] Sometimes, too, I dream of the indecipherable language of tin (a confused memory, perhaps, of its plaintive “cry”). But my favorite dream is of going to the opera (I am Hafnium), sharing a box at the Met with the other heavy transition metals my old and valued friends Tantalum, Rhenium, Osmium, Iridium, Platinum, Gold, and Tungsten.oliver sacks
The climax of absurdity to which the art may be carried, when led away from nature by fashion, may be best seen in the works of Boucher... His landscape, of which he was evidently fond, is pastoral; and such pastorality! the pastoral of the opera house.john constable
I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.Sir Edward Victor Appleton
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.wystan hugh auden
I was born for opera buffa, as well Thou knowest. Little skill, a little heart, and that is all. So beThou blessed and admit me to Paradise.
Onegoestoseeatragedy tobe moved, tothe opera one goes either for want of any other interest or to facilitate digestion.
Like German opera, too long and too loud.
Tutte le opera, che si veggono fatte dallo Iddio della Natura in cielo ed in terra, sono tutte di Scultura.Benvenuto Cellini
Music conveys moods and images. Even in opera, where plots deal with the structure of destiny, it’s music, not words, that provides power.Marcel Marceau
L’arte che imita la natura, opera per gradi, e non a salti.raimondo montecuccoli
I regard the people as a great being, inspired by a single idea. This is my problem. I strove to solve it in this opera.modest mussorgsky
A deep, deep sadness. You know there's a theologian named Michael Novack who's quoted as saying that 'a community is better off losing its opera house, or its museum, or its CHURCH' — here's a theologian speaking — 'than its ball team'. Brooklyn has never been the same since the Dodgers were taken away.
So long as it doesn't get to the point where you don't remember whose opera you're listening to, I'm willing to experiment.beverly sills
The audience is requested not to refrain from talking during the overture. Otherwise they will know all the tunes before the opera begins.ralph vaughan williams
"The shower is my time to open up my operatic chops, because of the enormous echo. You sound five times as big in the shower, so I break into some "Nessun Dorma" [from Puccini 's Turandot] or Pearl Jam. You've got to go big when you're in the shower. There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva."josh groban
Were a stranger to drop on a sudden into this world, I would show him, as a specimen of its ills, a hospital full of diseases, a prison crowded with malefactors and debtors, a field of battle strewed with carcasses, a fleet foundering in the ocean, a nation languishing under tyranny, famine, or pestilence. To turn the gay side of life to him, and give him a notion of its pleasures; whither should I conduct him? to a ball, to an opera, to court? He might justly think, that I was only showing him a diversity of distress and sorrow.David Hume
The Don's difficult role never seemed to tax Juozapaitis excellent dramatic voice. Throughout the opera listeners were charmed by his great expressive range as he moved with ease from comic exchanges with Leporello to tender love sings.vytautas juozapaitis
L'huomo, in somma, è un picciol mondo, et è perfettissima e compiutissima opera di Dio.
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
The trade secrets that they're trying to protect, all that science fiction space opera stuff at the end of the road, it's already on the hard load--hard drives of millions of people. In other words, the cat's out of the bag. So anybody that cares to investigate this organization are just a few keystrokes away from finding the truth-- and it's out there.
opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.robert benchley