Carlisle Floyd Quotes

Carlisle Floyd Quotes: The artist is something of an outsider in America. I have always felt that America does not value its artists, certainly not in the sense that the Europeans do.
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Carlisle Floyd Quote: If something is successful with the audience, it's automatically suspect; the reverse is to say that not to reach audiences is the greatest compliment an artist can receive!
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Quotes about Carlisle Floyd: Like any other composer of opera, I choose a subject not for polemical reasons, but because it contains vivid characters in highly charged dramatic situations.
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Quote about Carlisle Floyd: America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
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Carlisle Floyd Sayings: It's necessary to track characters all the way through an opera. If you're dealing with more than one or two characters, it's very easy to forget that the others have lives of their own that feed into the story.
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