"There's a bright spot in every dark cloud."
"With a film, I do my best to understand the author's intentions and try to bring the characters to life."
"There were movies that always made me want to be a director. You see brilliant scenes and the way the emotions were handled. I thought, I'd really like to do that."
"When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match."