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

If I weren't reasonably placid, I don't think I could cope with this sort of life. To be a diva, you've got to be absolutely like a horse.
Joan Sutherland opera quote

In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.
— Luciano Pavarotti

Bed is the poor man's opera.
— Italian Proverbs

For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.
— opera quotation by Chester Bennington