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“Once in a while, when everything is just right, there is a moment of magic. People can live on moments of magic.”
“If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera.”
“[During an opera rehearsal:] No, no, no! You look like a couple of opera singers. You've got to look like lovers!”
“Opera is everything rolled into one — music, theater, the dance, color and voices and theatrical illusions.”
“Raving mad is quite easy. You just chew up the scenery or something. It's quiet mad that's hard.”
“Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do.”
Sarah Caldwell, U.S. opera conductor, director, impresario
(1924 - 2006)