“Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.”
“Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.”
“Trying to decide if you love a work of art is like trying to decide if you love a person, if you have to think about it, its not love.”
“There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.”
“One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time”
“The taxpayers cannot be relied upon to support performing arts such as opera. As a taxpayer, I am forced to admit that I would rather undergo a vasectomy via Weed Whacker than attend an opera.”
“I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.”
Sir Edward Appleton
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