The rivalry is with ourself. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.
Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me.
If you see me once, you cannot confuse me with another.
If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.
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.
Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera.
Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
You don't need any brains to listen to music.
I am open to everything.
I want to be famous everywhere.
I was an elementary school teacher.
I'm a perfectionist, and I always think that I can do better what I have done, even if it's good.
Opera is a beautiful and important diversion for me.
Sometime to be called Pavarotti is not always an advantage.
Why should be elite, music? Excuse me. Music must be for everybody.
I am a tenor buff. I hear myself.
I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera.
It is a very honest world, our work. I think you cannot fake anything.