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.