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15 Phrases Classical Musicians Are Sick Of Hearing

Phantom of the Opera is NOT AN OPERA.

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1. "Classical music is dead."

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The only thing that's dead is your attention span.

2. "I only listen to classical if I'm studying or trying to fall asleep."

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?!?!!?!?!?!

3. "Oh, I love classical music. Phantom of the Opera is my favorite opera!"

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Phantom is great, but an opera it is not.

4. "Yeah, my favorite opera singer is probably Jackie Evancho. Or Susan Boyle."

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Please google Kathleen Battle or Renee Fleming.

5. "You should go on X Factor!"

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No. Just no. Just no no no no.

6. "So what's your day job?"

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Uh, as if being a musician can't be a full-time job?

7. "Why didn't you pick something more practical?"

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Oh, idk, why don't you leave me alone?!

8. "Sing/play something for me right now!"

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Seriously, DON'T. Unless you're prepared to perform for me, too.

9. "Can I play your violin/trumpet/oboe?"

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Show me your music degree first, then MAYBE you can look at it.

10. "Ugh, I feel like classical musicians are so pretentious."

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Lol OK, call me when you're ready to admit that you don't just like Taylor Swift ~ironically~.

11. "I would go to the symphony but I don't wanna get dressed up."

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We couldn't care less if you show up in a tux or sweats... just go!

12. "Going to the opera is so expensive!"

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So were those Beyoncé tickets.

13. "Why would I want to listen to music by a bunch of dead guys?"

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K, but you still worship John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, and Bob Marley. Meanwhile, plenty of living composers just wish you'd give 'em a chance.

14. "'Clair de Lune' is great!"

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Look, it's awesome that you're aware of Debussy, but there is SO MUCH more music out there.

15. "Classical music is boring."

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Look, classical music spans hundreds of years. If you look hard enough, you'll find something you like.

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