Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Maturity v. Beginnings Of Decay?

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"It is indeed remarkable that the field has moved from a posture of resistence to new works [and newer works] only a few decades ago to one today in which new works projects [and newer works] are protected priorities, even during the most severe economic downturn in memory."

"Conductors, directors and singers have to grow as artists when they bring life to music and characters that have no [or more limited] prior performance history."

Quotations source: OPERA America


OPERA America at 40 years old.

The troubled WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA at 55 years old.


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