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Sarah Caldwell

  • Once in a while, when everything is just right, there is a moment of magic. People can live on moments of magic.

    • Sarah Caldwell,
    • in Life ()
  • If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera.

    • Sarah Caldwell,
    • in Life ()
  • [During an opera rehearsal:] No, no, no! You look like a couple of opera singers. You've got to look like lovers!

    • Sarah Caldwell,
    • in Life ()
  • Opera is everything rolled into one — music, theater, the dance, color and voices and theatrical illusions.

    • Sarah Caldwell,
    • in Life ()
  • Raving mad is quite easy. You just chew up the scenery or something. It's quiet mad that's hard.

    • Sarah Caldwell,
    • in Life ()
  • Success is important only to the extent that it puts one in a position to do more things one likes to do.

    • Sarah Caldwell

Sarah Caldwell, U.S. opera conductor, director, impresario

(1924 - 2006)