You don't need any brains to listen to music.
Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
One of the very best things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me.
I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera.
It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera.
People have a right to criticize.
I'm not a politician, I'm a musician. I care about giving people a place where they can go to enjoy themselves and to begin to live again. To the man you have to give the spirit, and when you give him the spirit, you have done everything.
For all three of us, the Caracalla concert was a major event in our lives. I hope I am not immodest to think it was also unforgettable for most of the people who were present.
The music itself could never take the place of my own passion in life.
Nothing that has happened has made me feel gloomy or remain depressed. I love my life.
In opera, as with any performing art, to be in great demand and to command high fees you must be good of course, but you must also be famous. The two are different things.
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.
As an art form, opera is a rare and remarkable creation. For me, it expresses aspects of the human drama that cannot be expressed in any other way, or certainly not as beautifully.
Every day I remind myself of all that I have been given.... With singing, you never know when you are going to lose the voice, and that makes you appreciate the time that you have when you are still singing well. I am always thanking God for another season, another month, another performance.