Lesley Garrett Quotes

29 Lesley Garrett quotes:

"I don't think I have ever met a single person who isn't moved by music of some kind."
"As far as I was concerned the important thing was that the music was getting the attention as well as me so it was always a great way to get more of the public to connect with classical music, and opera particularly."
"And woven into the fabric of this harsh existence was music."
"What people really should be able to be confident in is that the standards of music- making that classically trained musicians present is elite, it is the best and all of us as artists should be committed to that."
"I performed in Sydney some years ago for the Sydney Festival and I am just so pleased to be returning to the wonderful Sydney Opera House and also performing in Melbourne for the first time."
"Just walking along Shaftesbury Avenue gave me such a buzz - it still does - and communicating with an audience through music is still the biggest thrill in the world."
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"I credit him with getting me started in television,"
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"I saw The Sound of Music when I was 10 and thought that it was the most beautiful singing I had ever heard."
"Music is there to access those dark emotional corners that we don't normally get too close to."
"Seeing that made me understand how profound the drama of opera was and how music theatre is the most powerful audiovisual form there is."
"Singing is an arduous business and it needs sacrifices."
"I'm very pro presenting the best music I can to the widest audience possible."
"I'm engaging my diaphragm as I'm speaking to you right now."
"You've got to very much be part of today's society and you've got to use 21st Century techniques to draw attention to what you believe in."
"Opera is credible drama now, and it costs less than going to a football match. What have you got to lose?"
"One of the problems that we face through the media attention that these artists receive is that there has been an awful lot of talk about opera and classical music being elite and being for an elitist group."
"Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews, who is a classically trained soprano herself."
"It was really lovely to find another way to express music. I found that singing and dancing have such a lot in common."
"I don't just come from a musical family, but from a musical community."
"The community that underpinned my upbringing was born from the pits and the steelworks and the railways."
Author: Garrett Quotes Category: Community Quotes

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