Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.
If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.
My strength is my enthusiasm.
I feel like a little boy who is constantly offered new toys.
I feel at home in an orchestral score.
The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles.
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.
But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.
Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a concert than for an opera performance.
The public is a part of my real life.
But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows.
I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities.
I have always studied my parts with the orchestral score and not with the piano reduction.
On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.
Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.
The atmosphere of the theater is my oxygen.
Don't you think it astonishing that, at 58, I am still working at improving my career?
I was married at 16, a father at 17 and divorced at 18.
I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me.
In the last century, everybody was singing lower.