Kiri to sing at Palace & Castle

Opera diva Kiri Te Kanawa will sing at Buckingham Palace June 1 as Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Golden Jubilee party. Taking the stage alongside Kiri will be Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and opera’s latest superstar duet – Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu. And, “one of the most famously beautiful voices in opera … she has hypnotised millions since her ascent to worldwide fame in 1981” to sing at Luttrellstown Castle, Co Dublin. in Ireland. Kiri talks to the Irish Independent about snobbery in Opera, as well as her interest in Ella Fitzgerald, Gershwin, Cole Porter and folk music … “there ain’t nothing like a dame”.


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Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Composer Annea Lockwood at Chicago Festival

Chicago’s Frequency Festival has become a crucial showcase for the movement of “new music”, according to Aaron Cohen reporting for Chicago Tribune. New Zealand-born and New York-based composer Annea Lockwood exemplifies…