"The shower is my time to open up my operatic chops, because of the enormous echo. You sound five times as big in the shower, so I break into some "Nessun Dorma" [from Puccini 's Turandot] or Pearl Jam. You've got to go big when you're in the shower. There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva."
What do you think of Puccini ? [ Britten : "I think his operas are dreadful." ] No, Ben, you are wrong. He wrote marvellous operas, but dreadful music.dmitri shostakovich