Monday, September 8, 2008

Woody Allen to Direct Opera


This, I read with a good measure of pleasure. The opening paragraph of the article also contains the best sentence of the day.

"Was Woody Allen trying to lower expectations for his directorial debut in opera? Or was he just being Woody? For weeks, when asked how things were going with the new production of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” that he was directing for the Los Angeles Opera, he talked down his suitability for the job. “I have no idea what I’m doing,” he told The Los Angeles Times. But “incompetence has never prevented me from plunging in with enthusiasm,” he added.
graph per nytimes

3 comments:

Mary said...

Is the sentence of the day: "“incompetence has never prevented me from plunging in with enthusiasm"?

james said...

Why not?! He'd be as good as any, eh?
Actually, I know people who are more likely to go to the opera if a non-opera person directed it......

Nicki said...

i'd watch it, 2.