Acknowledging Maria (Callas)
On stage, you become Carmen, you are Madame Butterfly and you feel her power. She is luminous songbird. As the worlds around you dissolve, as tears flow behind you, as great tempests loom before you, her song fills your soul. She sings to you. When she awakens, when she fully illumines, when she sings her warrior song, the world will shake!
~ Stephen J. Bergstrom