The written text knows neither how to speak nor how to be silent, cannot tell when it may be opportune, worthwhile or appropriate to share and when not. Furthermore, it does not know how to respond to the specific demands of a given context- it disseminates itself indiscriminately, indifferently.
—  Claudia Baracchi, ‘Words of Air’: On Breath and Inspiration, in The Origins of Deconstruction

Bernardo de Muro and Irma Vigano sing Aida, with Aristide Baracchi as Amonasro and Anna Gramegna as Amneris (1922)