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Born: 1941-01-21
Profession: Musician
Nation: Spanish
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The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles.

Tags: Bad, Emotional, Health

This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career.

Tags: Beginning, Career, Since

This season, over eight productions, I am presenting four young tenors.

Tags: Four, Season, Young

To stay at my best, I have to stop talking during the preceding day.

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We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad.

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When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight.

Tags: Artist, Him, Young

When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do.

Tags: Five, Times, Works

When I was a young man, I was a baritone, very far from possessing the whole range of the tenor then.

Tags: Far, Whole, Young

When working with an orchestra, you never spend more than 20 minutes per recording session.

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With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice.

Tags: Half, Personal, Voice

Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was.

Tags: Educated, Singers, Young

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.

Tags: Between, Old, Since

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.

Tags: Again, Less, Voice

If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.

Tags: Money, Motivation, Organize

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows.

Tags: Singing, Voice, Won

But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.

Tags: Enough, Life, Singing

Don't you think it astonishing that, at 58, I am still working at improving my career?

Tags: Career, Improving, Working

Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.

Tags: Alone, Days, Public

Honestly, if the public still wants to hear me in some works, I have to go down a half step.

Tags: Hear, Public, Step

I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities.

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I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City.

Tags: City, Less, Mexico

I feel at home in an orchestral score.

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I feel like a little boy who is constantly offered new toys.

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I have always studied my parts with the orchestral score and not with the piano reduction.

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I was married at 16, a father at 17 and divorced at 18.

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I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me.

Tags: Career, Great, Prove

In the last century, everybody was singing lower.

Tags: Everybody, Last, Singing

It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.

Tags: Nobody, Space, Strange

Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a concert than for an opera performance.

Tags: Clear, Money, Times

My strength is my enthusiasm.

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On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.

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Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.

Tags: God, Thankful, Tomorrow

Singing becomes a form of therapy.

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The atmosphere of the theater is my oxygen.

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The high note is not the only thing.

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The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands.

Tags: Demands, Financial, Press

The public is a part of my real life.

Tags: Life, Public, Real

The public made me and then encouraged me for many years, and my future even now depends upon it.

Tags: Depends, Future, Public
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