Keyword: Opera

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.

(1917 – 1998) author, critic, animal rights activist

One can’t judge Wagner’s opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don’t intend hearing it a second time.

(1792 – 1868) Italian composer

Italian chefs screaming risotto recipes at each other.

(1906 – 1975) Greek shipping magnate

Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

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

(1909 – 2000) Danish-born comedian & pianist

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

(1901 – 1963) American comic actor, writer & director

I don’t mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don’t understand.

(1892 – 1965) English physicist

People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be… it is what it used to be; that is what's wrong with it.

(1899 – 1973) English playwright, actor, composer, director & songwriter

No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not sing.

(1907 – 1973) poet & critic

If opera is entertainment, then falling off a roof is transportation!

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine
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