The greater the artist the more numerous the body-guard which surrounds him--or her; the more stringent the watch over the artist's time and movements. If one is able to penetrate this barrier
and is p
ermitted to see the artist, one finds usually an affable gentleman, a charming woman, with simple manners and kindly intentions.
The book by Harriette Brower contains Interviews with Caruso, Luisa Tetrazzini, Amelita Galli-Gurci and other master singers and teachers.