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.
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.
Sometimes pianists try to sound like singers: me personally, I try to sound like a Bösendorfer.
But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.
Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.
I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities.
When I was a young man, I was a baritone, very far from possessing the whole range of the tenor then.
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 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.
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.
Between parts I was too old for and roles that were too overwhelming, out of reach then for my voice. I carved out a niche with the Wagnerian repertoire since I am attracted by its theatrical intensity.
This season, over eight productions, I am presenting four young tenors.
The public made me and then encouraged me for many years, and my future even now depends upon it.
When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight.
I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City.
When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do.
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.
With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice.
Singing becomes a form of therapy.
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