01. February 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Quotes

Opera chose me. I kicked and screamed and bit against it, but now I have to admit that this is what I’m best at. I’ve said that opera is a dead art, and I still believe that, because nobody is writing any decent ones now. But I don’t care: we have 400 years of it and we only do 20 per cent of what there is. I’m utterly devoted to the art form.

-David McVicar (opera director)
Quote found here, in an article by Jessica Duchen. McVicar goes on to mince nary a word. Clearly he’s a guy who says what he wants and has no qualms about stomping on toes. (Wish I could see the opera. Anyone want to hand me two tickets—one for the flight and one for the opera?)
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