"The Klingon are known as passionate opera lovers."
- FLORIS SCHONFELD,creator of the first opera in Klingon, the invented language spoken by aliens on Star Trek, on why she wrote the show
"When you go to the hospital for an operation when you're fit, you recover faster."
- PETER GELB,general manager of New York City's Metropolitan Opera, after major productions were canceled to cut costs. Despite the Met's looming financial crisis, Gelb remains optimistic, based on its previous years of success
"If they insult me, it can pass with patience, I'm here and can defend myself. But Luciano can't, and Alice is a 4-year-old child.
- NICOLETTA MANTOVANIItalian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti's widow, in response to media reports alleging that Pavarotti had left her with a $26 million debt
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