I haven’t heard anything like that since the orphanage burned down. (when asked what he thought of an opera he’d just attended)
I wouldn’t mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anarchronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.
Millions of dollars are spent on the opera which could be used in abolishing it.
Even the music was nice. (After attending an opera, Yogi mentioned that he liked it)
Opera, n. A play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes.
When an opera star sings her head off, she usually improves her appearance.
Whenever I go to an opera, I leave my sense and reason at the door with my half guinea, and deliver myself up to my eyes and my ears.
People are wrong when they say that the opera isn’t what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That’s what’s wrong with it.
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.
Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.