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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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…