The biggest challenge came at the very beginning – to stay true to my technique and my natural voice, no matter what the greats of the opera business were saying when I just started out.
Never stop learning and trying out new ideas. Slowing down is a luxury that we, people involved in arts, simply cannot afford.
Success for me is to be continually growing artistically, and therefore an inspiration to those we collaborate with. I find it unhelpful to think too much about how an audience will receive what I do (other than when programming). Success for me means staying true to myself.
I am always seeking to develop my musical language. I hope it is flexible enough to adapt to a wide variety of circumstances.
Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Many things and many people have inspired me, and sometimes they are very different
To me success is a dead silence during your performance on stage, when you can hear someone’s breath from the audience and when after the concert you see people’s eyes full of joy and sometimes tears and sense the sincere enrichment of their souls.