Be sure to listen all the way to the end!
"Almighty God touched me with his little finger and told me to write for the theater - mind , only the theater." - Giacomo Puccini
"People are sick now of my sugary music" -Giacomo Puccini (between the composition of Madama Butterfly and La Fanciulla del West)
"My opera will be given incomplete, and then someone will come on the stage and say to the public 'At this point thecomposer died.'" - Giacomo Puccini (in anticipation of the first night of TURANDOT)