There is no prodigy in our profession. If you see all the great singer of the past, none of them are.
For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.
If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.
Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me.
I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera.
The music itself could never take the place of my own passion in life.
The rivalry is with ourself. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.
In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.
I'm a perfectionist, and I always think that I can do better what I have done, even if it's good.
It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera.
It is a very honest world, our work. I think you cannot fake anything.
Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
Why should be elite, music? Excuse me. Music must be for everybody.