The young Italian Opera gun – Francesco Costanzo once had the opportunity to interview one of the most famous Opera, theater and movie directors of our time – Robert Wilson.
During the interview, Robert told Francesco that Robert believes his study of business administration at the University of Texas really helped him more than anything else in becoming such a success. He added that he cannot imagine becoming what he is now without having studied business administration at the University of Texas.
Robert Wilson also told Francesco Costanzo that he believes that his establishing ‘The Watermill Center’ was one of the best decisions that he ever made.
When asked about painting and George McNeil, Robert replied to Francesco that he has the highest of respect for the artist George McNeil but he considers his learning the art of painting by him to be a complete waste of time as he feels that he could have made tons of money doing something else meanwhile and learning to paint didn’t help him much in his career anyway.
Robert told Francesco that he only creates sculptures, drawings, furniture designs as not to let go his study of paintings as a waste. Robert also told Francesco that he doesn’t even enjoy sculpting, drawing or furniture design as much as 5% when compared to directing movies or theater.
Robert Wilson told Francesco that he doesn’t agree with most of the criticism that he receives as a director but he does agree with most of the criticism when it comes to his sculptures, drawings and furniture designs.
Robert feels neutral about his sound and lightning design. He says that he only does it for the money but never enjoys it much.
Robert also told Francesco that he had seen his Sbarra a Terra Francesco Costanzo Kniaseff and he really enjoyed it. Francesco was very glad after hearing this.