The better voice doesn't mean being a better singer.
I remember quite well that 10,000 audience sang with us three on the spot, and ever since then, I always thought the Chinese audience are the greatest audience,
People have a right to criticize.
Why should be elite, music? Excuse me. Music must be for everybody.
Sometime to be called Pavarotti is not always an advantage.
I am a very superstitious person.
He wants only to rest and to have a little peace.
Above all, I am an opera singer. This is how people will remember me.
I was an elementary school teacher.
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.
You don't need any brains to listen to music.
It is so important for people at a young age to be invited to embrace classical music and opera.
I'm a perfectionist, and I always think that I can do better what I have done, even if it's good.
I am more than delighted to come back to Washington, DC. I just have the best memories for this great city and I very much hope that the audience will enjoy this special evening as much as we enjoy being there the last time performing for you.
Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
The music itself could never take the place of my own passion in life.
There is no prodigy in our profession. If you see all the great singer of the past, none of them are.
Opera is one of the most important art forms. It should be listened to and appreciated by everyone.
If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.
If your body is not in shape to sing from the diaphragm you will push and push but keep falling back on your throat to make the sound. This will ruin your voice.
If you see me once, you cannot confuse me with another.
I am open to everything.
Opera is a beautiful and important diversion for me.
If I could live my life over again, there is one thing I would change. I would want to be able to eat less.
The rivalry is with ourself. I try to be better than is possible. I fight against myself, not against the other.
I want to reach as many people as possible with the message of music, of wonderful opera.
I want to be famous everywhere.
I am a tenor buff. I hear myself.
For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.
It is a very honest world, our work. I think you cannot fake anything.
Am I afraid of high notes? Of course I am afraid. What sane man is not?
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