When it becomes clear that no one else shares your level of passion, you are where you belong.
The high note is not the only thing.
Sometimes pianists try to sound like singers: me personally, I try to sound like a Bösendorfer.
I hope I have given back half the joy music has given me.
My strength is my enthusiasm.
When working with an orchestra, you never spend more than 20 minutes per recording session.
But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.
We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad.
I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.
I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities.
Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.
When I was a young man, I was a baritone, very far from possessing the whole range of the tenor then.
I feel like a little boy who is constantly offered new toys.
But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows.
Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was.
The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands.
In the last century, everybody was singing lower.
I'm not superstitious because it brings bad luck.
With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice.
The public made me and then encouraged me for many years, and my future even now depends upon it.
What is sad is not to be able to do today what you have done in your youth. But what is good is to remember that - when you were able - you did it to the best of your ability.
I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City.
I feel at home in an orchestral score.
When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do.
This season, over eight productions, I am presenting four young tenors.
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