„I deny that either singers or conductors can "create" or work creatively – this, as I have always said, is a conception that leads to the abyss.“

Io non posso ammettere, né nei cantanti, né nei direttori la facoltà di creare, che come dissi prima, è un principio che conduce all'abisso.
Letter to Giulio Ricordi, April 11, 1871, cited from Franco Abbiati Giuseppe Verdi (Milano: Ricordi, 1959) vol. 3, p. 448; translation from Franz Werfel and Paul Stefan (eds.), Edward Downes (trans.) Verdi: The Man in His Letters (New York: L. B. Fischer, 1942) pp. 301-2.

Original

Io non posso ammettere, né nei cantanti, né nei direttori la facoltà di creare, che come dissi prima, è un principio che conduce all'abisso.

Fonte: Da una lettera a Giulio Ricordi, 11 aprile 1871; citato in Marcello Conati, Verdi: interviste e incontri, EDT srl, 2000, p. 328 https://books.google.it/books?id=kb9gk11MAAIC&pg=PA328. ISBN 8870634906

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