“Bunthorne's a high baritone, which is what I am. And I already come with the British
accent, so that won't be a problem. You know, the designers came over and showed me the costumes.
And they're wonderful--outrageous, campy, over-the-top. So maybe that's the new market I'm going
to be cornering: campy, over-the-top characters who have a nasty side. Hmmm. What are they trying
to tell me?”
“John sets it for Gerry [Gerald Finley, the baritone singing Oppenheimer] and full orchestra as a personal chaconne. Of course, you know that Robert Oppenheimer would be somebody who would have gone to an Alfred Deller concert or would have Alfred Deller records,”
“Latinos are very sensitive to different accents. I sort of lost my Mexican accent, and that's what they were looking for in this case — some sort of neutral accent that could be understood on both coasts and in different Hispanic communities: Puerto Ricans on the East Coast, Cubans in Fort Lauderdale and Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles.”
“There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.”