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.
We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad.
I hope I have given back half the joy music has given me.
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.
My strength is my enthusiasm.
Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was.
But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.
When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight.
When working with an orchestra, you never spend more than 20 minutes per recording session.
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.
The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands.
In the last century, everybody was singing lower.
Singing becomes a form of therapy.
The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles.
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.
Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.
With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice.
I'm not superstitious because it brings bad luck.
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