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Ann Thompson

  • Opera offers the complete entertainment package; most of the arts and humanities — drama, music, dance, the visual arts, the literary arts, history, sociology, philosophy — in a spectacular combination that can spell the ultimate night out, deliver an emotional high, an incentive to intellectual exploration.

    • Ann Thompson,
    • An Introduction to Opera
    • ()
  • Like all the arts, opera exists because it meets some of humanity's deepest needs. Intensified by the power of music, serious opera deals with universals and strikes a chord at the profoundest levels of the human psyche.

    • Ann Thompson,
    • An Introduction to Opera
    • ()
  • No theatrical undertaking is so opulent, so complex, so all encompassing; none makes greater demands on performers and audiences; nowhere else are so many areas of virtuosity involved.

    • Ann Thompson,
    • An Introduction to Opera
    • ()
  • People like what they know and know what they like.

    • Ann Thompson,
    • An Introduction to Opera
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Ann Thompson, Dutch East Indies-born U.S. arts advocate

(1931)