LATEST: Opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa pulled out of a deal to perform with JOHN FARNHAM after being shocked by footage of the rocker collecting knickers "as some sort of trophy" at a concert. Te Kanawa was due to perform with Farnham in a series of Australian shows two years ago (05), but became concerned after watching a DVD of his live concerts. The soprano and her ex-manager NICK GRACE are being sued by concert promoters Leading Edge for up to AUS$2 million ($1.6 million/GBP790,000) for alleged breach of contract. The soprano told a court in Sydney, "I was concerned about the knickers and underwear apparel being thrown at him and him collecting it and obviously holding it in his hand as some sort of trophy. "If this is what he does, how do I control this? It was disrespectful to me in particular."