It was amazing. I still remember it. It was exciting to be exposed to a culture that is so different and so beautiful.

[Opera] artists don't hit their prime until 35 or 40, depending on the voice.

They told me I should be a music major. I was really intimidated. I had been taking piano lessons since I was 7, but I was worried because there is all this theory training.

I watch it all the time. If I'm ever feeling sad about the rejection, I watch that. I don't feel so bad.

I've been doing it ever since.