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Soap operas are like boot camps for film actors, so I really learned a lot. It was a masterclass in working for camera. I made myself watch myself every day. I would sort of try and be objective about it and critique myself a little. There's a lot more skill set than people realize in soap operas. They shoot, like, 35 scenes a day.
The soap opera was so long ago - the thing about soap operas, and there's something to be said for doing it, but you do a script a day. I don't want to say it's a training ground; it really isn't, but what it does teach you is discipline.
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.
I was 11 and watching soap operas with my mom, and I thought it would be cool to be an actor. I thought soap operas was going to be the dream at the time - it's obviously now not the dream, but I think soap operas are really cool. Maybe I'll go back to that.
Professionally, I did a couple of operas when I was in school, when I was 18.
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.
My soap operas have been seen by a billion people all around the world.
It's important that we have the traditional operas and the repertory, but we should also have something new.
I want to do rock operas.
I saw a lot of operas from backstage and watched a lot of rehearsals - my parents were singers.
Women in Hollywood are tiny, but women in soap operas are the tiniest people alive!
When I was in school, I was always writing scripts and dressing up as characters. I'd constantly be that guy who'd get up on stage. I used to write imaginary TV shows, like soap operas, for fun.
I'd like to direct more operas.
I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
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 do not have voice for Russian music; I cannot be cute little peasant like in operas of Glinka or Rimsky-Korsakov. I am now never in Russia; I am Austrian citizen. But definitely I am Latin!
We used to listen to all the marvelous operas on records. Music was a very important part of our lives.
If I can do concert recitals, adapting the repertoire to my needs, then no problem, that's good enough. But with operas, unless the right circumstances come up, my career is done.
If I felt that one of my operas did not come off I would certainly say so.
You have to think about the WWE as soap operas.
I wonder if games are maybe a terminus for ideas. Things can be books or movies or operas or plays, but once they're a game, that's where they should end. Things shouldn't start as games and be taken to movies.
In my view, the operas of Carlisle Floyd will find a place in the permanent repertoire.
The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals.
My operas and my theatre works are very formal pieces.
My operas usually come from musical ideas rather than ideas about subject matter.
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