Te Kanawa to Sing in Israel

“There may be imitators or wannabes, but there is really only one true diva — legendary soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,” The Jerusalem Post’s David Brinn writes in a profile of the opera star. “These days, Te Kanawa pleasantly surprises herself by working in frameworks like the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and the BBC Radio 2 Kiri Prize competition to discover and develop the next generation of vocal talent. ‘This has been one of the great pleasures of the past year,’ Te Kanawa said. ‘Selecting young talented singers from all over the UK from almost 6 tapes and auditions in different cities was a huge task, and one I enjoyed thoroughly.’ [Te Kanawa will perform a] highly anticipated concert at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center on 4 June as part of the Israel Festival, Te Kanawa’s first visit to Israel in over a decade.”

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