The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences.
More Quotes from Sarah Caldwell:You know the amount of money you should have - you don't have it. To stimulate more, you just need to perform. What knocked us out finally was not enough money for both productions and building maintenance. It's not that we didn't want to do it - we couldn't.
As the director of an opera, it is my responsibility to unify the style of the particular performance, but one can certainly approach the piece from different points of view. That's what makes it interesting and keeps it alive.
I enjoy doing both of them very much, concert work particularly, and the division varies from season to season.
If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera.
Music - opera particularly - is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate.
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