My successful appearances on opera and musical theater stages throughout the world, including such companies as Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, La Scala, Opéra Bastille and Opera Monte Carlo, came about because of my own Desire, Voice, Talent, Vision, Imagination, Technique, Tenacity, and Discipline. These were no accidents. I created my “good luck,” and I expect my artists to do the same.