An American bass thunders at anti-old, ugly operamain
When Morris Robinson lets rips, the stage shakes.
Morris has just let rip in the direction of Knoxville Opera which only seeks to cast ‘age appropriate, attractive artists’, no-one older or less pretty.
With regards to Knoxville Opera, and the Executive Director who blew me off and didn’t return my call …
I’ve called (executive director and conductor Brian) Salesky’s office … he hasn’t returned my call. I figured he wouldn’t. This business is full of folks who sit behind shields and throw darts … yet are too afraid to stand behind their own words.
I hope that he’s packing up his office …
The real shame is that these practices are prevalent yet clandestine and covert. Knoxville just let the secret out … and I hope they pay for it.
This is disgusting … and I’m disappointed that the guy hadn’t the testicular fortitude to be honorable.
If I were running a Company (And I WILL one day), I’d protect the brand with every bit of my being … and I’d be corageous enough to ameliorate the wrong, and confront, with apologetic reassurance, those that were offended by my actions.
That’s how you do business.
This type of cowardice angers me, yet is beneath me. I’ve always disliked this type of character … so it’s probably best that he stays hidden.