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Gian Carlo Menotti

Read through the most famous quotes from Gian Carlo Menotti

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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Melody is a form of remembrance. It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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Waiting and hoping are the whole of life, and as soon as a dream is realized it is destroyed.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

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About Gian Carlo Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti Quotes

Did you know about Gian Carlo Menotti?

He began his formal musical training at the Milan Conservatory in 1923. G. Following her husband's death Ines Menotti went to Colombia in a futile attempt to salvage the family's coffee business.

He wrote the classic Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors among about two dozen other operas intended to appeal to popular taste. He founded the noted Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) in 1958 and its American counterpart Spoleto Festival USA in 1977.

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