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Opera divas and flamboyant conductors – classical music is full of big personalities who give great performances. But in such an adrenaline-fuelled environment, emotions sometimes run high…
A young lady visited Gounod, asking for an autograph. Gounod said: “No, positively not. I have been pestered so many times to give my autographed picture that I am very tired of this nonsense. Besides, I haven’t another picture left and it cheapens me.” She launched herself onto his lap and kissed him until he changed his mind!
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