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  Critics complained it wasn't opera, it wasn't a musical. You give someone something delicious to eat and they complain because they have no name for it.  
 -  Rouben Mamoulian
  

  I'd like to see a nude opera, because when they hit those high notes, I bet you can really see it in those genitals  
 -  Jack Handy
  

  Opera stars know that biology is destiny. Sometime in their 50s or early 60s, the powerful, flexible and ultimately mysterious instrument that has been the source of their artistry frays, cracks and disappears.  
 -  Michael Walsh
  

  Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.  
 -  Moliere
  

  Opera is an 18th- and 19th-century art that must find a 20th-century audience.  
 -  Goeran Gentele