„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.“

—  Giuseppe Verdi, 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.
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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.

lettera a Giulio Ricordi, 11 aprile 1871; citato in Franco Abbiati Giuseppe Verdi (Milano: Ricordi, 1959) vol. 3, p. 448

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