I change the language with which I use my voice. In opera, I know I have an orchestra behind me; I have to communicate to people very far from me.
I want to have time for myself, my family and my friends. It's important because in order to sing well, you must have inspiration, and inspiration comes from life, from living.
An opera singer is like an athlete before a match. An athlete cannot overdo anything. In order to perform at the highest possible level, you need to refrain from activities so as to be able to express this power.
The voice is something very mysterious. It's difficult to say what is inside a voice that moves people.
Abu Bakar Bashir