Ive never bought a Dylan record. A singing poet? It just bores me to tears. Ive got to tell you, if I had 10 Dylans in the final of American Idol, we would not be getting 30 million viewers a week. I dont believe the Bob Dylans of this world would make American Idol a better show.
By: Simon Cowell
If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Br?nnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.
By: W. H. Auden