Opera Singing Quotes


In opera, there is always too much singing. Claude Debussy

The trouble with the opera is there's always to much singing. Claude Debussy

Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me. Luciano Pavarotti

There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva. Josh Groban

The real exertion in the case of an opera singer lies not so much in her singing as in her acting of a role, for nearly every modern opera makes great dramatic and physical demands. Maria Jeritza

As a child, I was always making sound; it was a compulsion. I loved to scream and yell and sing; it freed me from all the thoughts in my head. I begged for opera lessons because opera singing is the most formidable, most emotional way to use your voice. Zola Jesus

Directing an opera is similar to directing a play. The singing must not get in the way of the drama. Bruce Beresford

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows. Placido Domingo

Italians are fantastic people, really. They can work you over in an alley while singing an opera. Don Rickles

Opera is the ultimate art form. It has singing and music and drama and dance and emotion and story. Diane Paulus

The first opera I went to see was Maria Callas singing 'Tosca'. Marianne Faithfull

Opera singing is in every way of inestimable value; a real heritage for all mankind that has been reached over centuries of studies, attempts, flights of the spirit. Andrea Bocelli

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

I've been singing my whole life, since I was a kid; but never formally as a career. I did it in plays when I was younger, and I sang all styles of music: everything from Italian opera to blues. Brittany Murphy

I want to be known by people who are knowledgeable about opera, who appreciate bel canto singing, people who have more sensitivity. Alfredo Kraus

For a while, I couldn't decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I'm glad that I chose the latter because I wasn't a very good singer. Christoph Waltz

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing. She was also a radio soap opera actress, but my mother sang. Ruben Blades

And my singing, I don't think I could sing Wagner or opera, but I could probably carry a tune. I was in a musical once, but it was never performed. Wallace Shawn

In preparing my thesis, I have had the pleasure of collecting testimonies from colleagues such as Placido Domingo but also from singing teachers and musicologists. The entire course of study has confirmed what I already thought, that the value and meaning of opera singing, at the beginning of the third millennium, remain intact. Andrea Bocelli

I have always loved music and singing, and I am open to listen to any type of music. Regardless of my mood, my heart is always set racing when I listen to opera. When I decide which music I want to hear, my choice is almost invariably an opera recording. Andrea Bocelli



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