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Famous Quotes By Robert Ashley

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Opera on television in Europe is very important. If you think about it in the broadest sense: a lot of the dramas made in India with music are practically operas. They're not sung but they have a very big appeal. I don't know why American television people are so stupid but at the moment, they just seem to have some sort of a block. They just do what they do and they do it for a certain number of years. Then it wears out and they try something else. It's just a matter of time I think. — Robert Ashley

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I was interested in opera and it seemed to me that the only possible theatre for contemporary opera would be television. So I started working towards a kind of television kind of opera. — Robert Ashley

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Do not rely on unplanned music; it comes out as though it were planned, but planned by someone you cross the street to avoid. — Robert Ashley

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I like to talk about America. It's so mysterious. — Robert Ashley

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I don't think there's any heroism anymore. The heroism has to be created out of the medium itself. Going back to the idea of television, all the current heros are sports heros because the medium creates the heros. There's nothing essentially heroic about being a good pitcher. — Robert Ashley

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If a piece of music is under three minutes long, it's rock. Over three minutes, it's classical. — Robert Ashley