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.
We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad.
But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.
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.
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.
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.
My strength is my enthusiasm.
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.
Singing becomes a form of therapy.
Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.
The atmosphere of the theater is my oxygen.
On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.
When you are confronted with an opera, you have to keep an eye on everything: the musicians, the chorus, the ballet, the singers, the staging.
The public is a part of my real life.
I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me.
I was married at 16, a father at 17 and divorced at 18.
It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.
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