The fact that I am blind is not what defines my life. It should be of no more interest than my blood type. People wonder if there is a relationship between my lack of sight and the way I sing. But there's no connection.
I've always been on the side of science that tries to help man. I play an active part with the foundations I'm involved in. Science gives hope. If it were offered to me? Never say never. But I wouldn't kill or steal to have my sight. My blindness doesn't define my life.
I know that my passion is for opera, but sometimes I like also to sing songs, because there are many beautiful melodies.
Every audience has its character; I like America - they love me. I suffer from stage fright, but in America not so much.