Dame Kiri Begins Farewell

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has launched her farewell tour of North America in Vancouver. Canada’s Globe and Mail ran a feature on Te Kanawa, covering world famous soprano’s career from her fêted debut at Covent Garden in 1971, to the launch of her Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation for young musicians in 2004. G&M: “Te Kanawa, 63, is one of the most celebrated sopranos of modern times and has performed in the leading opera houses in the world – from Sydney to La Scala. Her voice has been described as ‘rich,’ ‘flawless,’ and, particularly evocative, ‘creamy.'” Te Kanawa’s North American farewell tour includes shows in Toronto, Calgary and New York.


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Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

Jane Campion’s The Piano No 1 on BBC Poll

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion’s stunning 1993 classic, The Piano has topped BBC Culture’s poll of 368 critics in 84 countries. The broadcaster’s Hannah Woodhead reveals why it’s a worthy winner. “In 1993,…