A Quote by Sir Thomas Beecham on complaints and errors

A soprano in Massenet's Don Quixote complained that she had missed her entry in the aria, "because Mr. Challiapin always dies too soon." "Madam, you must be profoundly in error," said Sir Thomas, "No operatic star has yet died half soon enough for me."

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879 - 1961)

Source: Bertha Geissmar, The Baton and the Jackboot, (1944)

Contributed by: Zaady