Monday, March 17, 2008

Who wouldn't?

Patty posted an interesting quote today from Bryn Terfel. I know that I am not the only composer who would jump up in the air and turn backward summersalts if I had the opportunity to write an opera for him. I mean, who wouldn't? He is probably the finest baritone singer/actor around today.

The problem, I guess, is he is looking around in the wrong circles if he is looking for just someone to write an opera for him. He knows, of course, that if an "unknown" composer (or one who is not a household name) were to write something for him--even something really good, or even something great, it would probably never be produced by an opera house that could afford to pay his performing fee.

Such, I guess, is the way of the world.

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