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It's a fundamental, social attitude that the 1% supports symphonies and operas and doesn't support Johnny learning to program hip-hop beats. When I put it like that, it sounds like, 'Well, yeah,' but you start to think, 'Why not, though?' What makes one more valuable than another?
Daytime soap operas, which I used to adore, have been declining in quality and importance for over a decade, and I gradually stopped monitoring them.
I think that baseball games are like soap operas. If you watch five in a row, you know enough to get hooked.
You listen to Handel operas, right? And there are a thousand of them, right? And they all sound alike. If I look back on my work, maybe it's the same thing.
I want to do rock operas.
I do other sorts of things. I act in other people's movies. I direct operas. I write books.
Women in Hollywood are tiny, but women in soap operas are the tiniest people alive!
I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire, and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services.
My mother took me to a lot of operas and when I was eight I got the opportunity to be in one and I realized that transformation into these make-believe situations was possible. I decided that was essentially what I wanted to do with my life.
If I felt that one of my operas did not come off I would certainly say so.
When I've seen my operas in Europe, they have always struck me as more American than when I hear them here. I can't tell you what that phenomenon is.
I'd better be on the road, or I'll be going nuts. I'm not the kind of guy who sits around with a pipe and slippers watching soap operas.
Since I was eight years old. I didn't have a TV, so comic books were definitely my television, my soap operas, and all that.
I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
Soap operas are such a great way to break-in to the industry. The diminishing landscape of daytime TV means it's going to be harder for young talent to get discovered.
I'd like to direct more operas.
In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire.
Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances.
The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals.
My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter.
My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
I'm involved with a baroque opera company here in Italy. I write some of their booklet material, comments on operas. I also write for some baroque opera festivals because this music is my real passion.
Well, the very best operas are the ones written by the very best composers.
People don't want to pay 8 or 9 dollars to go see a problem that they have in their life, on screen. They pay to get away from that. That's why they watch soap operas.
You have to think about the WWE as soap operas.
If I knew how to operate a DVR, you'd find episodes of 'The Tavis Smiley Show,' 'Democracy Now!' and lots of stuff from TV Land. What you can find now on my Hulu account are Korean soap operas, 'Grey's Anatomy' and films from the Criterion collection.
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I started in this business on soap operas.
We used to listen to all the marvelous operas on records. Music was a very important part of our lives.
I never learned music. I'm quite uneducated, and usually I sat in front of the TV, with soap operas on, in England. It was very inspiring for me, I'd done all this traveling around, I came back living with my parents, everyone around me was like they're living in a soap opera.
To be able to make a good living in a challenging medium like soap operas is great. The best is that I get to act and am rewarded for it. And the people I work with are great. Funny, intelligent, hard working. They're all great to be around.
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