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I grew up listening to popular music. My father was a Peruvian folk singer. He played the guitar at home. He sang songs with a waltzing rhythm, yet you can still hear the Spanish influences. I accompanied him to his performances.
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I wouldn’t be me if my repertoire wasn’t bel canto.
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I’m lucky because my repertoire is so specific, and theaters are interested in me singing my repertoire because it is not done so much. I’m pretty well settled in my repertoire. I like what I sing. My voice is high, and there is not much in baroque opera for higher tenor.
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In my concerts, people love when I sing a Latin encore with guitar.
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You are born with a voice. And in a way, you don’t choose what you want to sing. It’s the quality of your voice that matches a certain repertoire, and that’s what you’re going to sing.
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Sometimes at my performances, I see Peruvian flags in the audience. I’ve never seen, when an Italian sings, people with Italian flags. But with Peru, it’s different: because there are not many famous people, they really celebrate the ones they have.
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I always feel I sing better if I have been playing a lot of tennis or football.
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Some people might hate someone who is successful, but in Peru, they love it! It makes them feel they can be successful, too. That’s a good state of mind for a country that wants to come out of poverty.
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With El Sistema, you can create orchestras everywhere; then they can decide whether they want to become professional musicians. The aim is not only to create musicians, but to create people.
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I don’t like to fill up my schedule. It’s easy to do, but then that year arrives, and you find that you have no time, so you are desperately trying to cancel something. I have to think of my family.
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I don’t push my voice; I try to keep a good technique, a natural way of singing, to sing from the breath, which is the main thing.
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I would love to bring the children from my foundation Sinfonia por el Peru to play with some of the best musicians in the world.
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Little by little, when I was doing auditions in New York, I discovered I was good. People there were enthusiastic.
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In Peru, there is no theatre that produces an annual opera season, and though there is one orchestra in Lima, it’s always struggling to survive. We shouldn’t have just one orchestra, we should have 15, we should have 50! And you should start to build this from the children.
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I don’t think I am even the best I can be. I like to listen to other singers and learn from them, but I’m always working on myself, trying to improve, trying to be very tough with myself.
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Even if change in a voice is light, and people maybe don’t notice it, that slight change is, for singers, a bit of an earthquake.
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