Pietro Mascagni was an Italian composer most noted for his operas. The most memorable of these was the one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana, a tempestuous love story set in a small Sicilian town.
“Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics.” – Pietro Mascagni
“The room where I am lodging is stupendous. Thank God I am as fit as a fiddle.” – Pietro Mascagni
“I was little impressed with this rough and ready way of persuading people to renew their contracts and decided that I was now quite free of any obligations.” – Pietro Mascagni