"Now the giraffe! ... Hooray for the giraffe!" from Tony Kushner's "But, the Giraffe"
I only ask things I'd ask any superstar. What is it that you have got that puts you where you are?" King Herod
"It's all about stories and telling stories, some with happy endings and some with not." Alejandro Gomez Guillen
"I'm not an officer. I work for a living." Sergeant Sulpice
Operas about a play that drives its readers mad and a heart that won't stop beating.
"The music from the Met' radio broadcast is hard to hear because the audience is laughing so loud."
The Paris demi-mondaine...life on the edge, indeed.
P.Q. Phan admits that comedy in the midst of a western style grand opera is a tricky thing.
In this opera the more placid 19th century looks back on the storm and stress of the 18th.
... assignations, whispered consultations and loud confrontations are the disorder of the evening...