Opera

  • The first act of the three occupied two hours. I enjoyed that in spite of the singing.


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


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  • An opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding he sings.


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  • You really need to understand the plots of operas before they start, even if you don’t understand the words. I once sat through an Italian opera in Zurich with German subtitles and got the whole plot completely wrong until I looked it up afterwards.


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  • An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas, sung by Swedish artists, should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English speaking audiences.


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


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  • People are wrong when they say that opera is not what it used to be. That is what is wrong with it.


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