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Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Her Last Public Note

Kiri Te Kanawa Sings Her Last Public Note

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of opera’s most celebrated stars, has told the BBC she will never sing in public again. Te Kanawa, 73, said she stopped performing a year ago, but had not…

8 Incredible NZ Artists

8 Incredible NZ Artists

When “Lorde and her minimalist pop masterpiece ‘Royals’ gradually conquered the world in 2013, fans and critics alike in the US and Europe – and to a lesser extent in Australia – declared it…

Dame Kiri Preparing for Australian Performances

Dame Kiri Preparing for Australian Performances

New Zealand-born performer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will perform a series of concerts in Australia later this year. Te Kanawa’s performances in Bendigo and Ballarat could be one of the last chances for people…

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s angelic voice. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sings with Philharmonia Orchestra, Carl Davis / conductor. Recorded at Barbican Center,…

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa honoured by Royal College of Music

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa honoured by Royal College of Music

The Prince of Wales presented legendary Kiwi soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa with an honorary doctorate at a ceremony at the Royal College of Music. “It’s a great honour to be given such a title…

Kiri Te Kanawa Warns Britain Killing Talent

Kiri Te Kanawa Warns Britain Killing Talent

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of the world’s greatest opera stars, has made an impassioned plea for Britain to stop blocking the flow of young singers into opera houses so that the top quality…

Kiri Performs Emily Dickinson-Inspired Works at Ravinia

Kiri Performs Emily Dickinson-Inspired Works at Ravinia

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa “is as busy as ever” recently performing works based on American poet Emily Dickinson’s poems at the Ravinia Festival in Illinois. The Ravinia Festival, which has had a long association with…

Dame Kiri Returns to Covent Garden Stage

Dame Kiri Returns to Covent Garden Stage

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has returned to Covent Garden after 17 years for performances of Donizetti’s comedy La Fille du Régiment in the role of the Duchess of Crackentorp. Te Kanawa celebrated her 70th birthday…

Soprano a Splendid Feather in Downton Abbey’s Cap

Soprano a Splendid Feather in Downton Abbey’s Cap

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, “one of the greatest opera sopranos of the past 40 years”, has joined Downton Abbey for a single episode to play Australian soprano Nellie Melba. The Telegraph’s Laura Thompson meets…

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: ‘Hine E Hine’ & ‘Tahi Nei Taru Kino’

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: ‘Hine E Hine’ & ‘Tahi Nei Taru Kino’

Listen to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s beautiful voice as she performs Hine E Hine & Tahi Nei Taru Kino in London 1985. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has had a…

Dame Kiri Becomes Dame Melba on Downton

Dame Kiri Becomes Dame Melba on Downton

New Zealand-born opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, who has sung for presidents and princes, including in front of a 600-million audience at Prince Charles’s wedding to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981, has revealed…

Soprano to Open Coronation Celebrations

Soprano to Open Coronation Celebrations

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will perform the British national anthem “God Save the Queen” in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in July to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. Te…