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Kiri Te Kanawa To Retire

6th March 2014

Opera legend Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is to retire from the stage.The New Zealand singer, who turns 70 on Thursday (06Mar14), has confirmed her performance in La Fille Du Regiment, a production running at London's...

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Katherine Jenkins And Kiri Te Kanawa Kick Off Coronation Celebrations

12th July 2013

Katherine Jenkins and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa kicked off Queen Elizabeth Ii's coronation anniversary celebrations by performing for the British monarch at Buckingham Palace on Thursday night (11Jul13).The royal is marking 60 years since she...

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Kiri Te Kanawa: 'Young Opera Stars Are Too Thin'

11th June 2013

Opera legend Dame Kiri Te Kanawa fears many young singers are starving themselves and ruining their voice because they are under so much pressure to look good on stage.The 69-year-old soprano is convinced modern opera...

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Fascinating Fact: 3537319

3rd March 2013

Opera legend Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has signed up to make a rare Tv appearance on British period drama Downton Abbey. The star will be seen performing during a party scene in an upcoming episode.

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Kanawa, Terfel And Muti Honoured At Opera Awards

18th April 2011

Opera legend Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, conductor Riccardo Muti and Welsh singer Bryn Terfel were among a number of stars honoured for their musical achievements at a ceremony in New York on Sunday (17Apr11).Famous faces...

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Webber And Kiri Te Kanawa Lead Tributes To Sutherland

12th October 2010

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and DAME KIRI TE KANAWA are leading tributes to late opera legend JOAN SUTHERLAND, who died at the weekend (10Oct10).The 83-year-old Australian-born soprano passed away at her home in Switzerland on...

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Morgan Blasts Dame Kiri Over Boyle Comments

31st May 2010

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT judge PIERS MORGAN has branded opera singer DAME KIRI TE KANAWA a "bitter old crone" for criticising SUSAN BOYLE.The legendary soprano sparked a furore when she suggested the I Dreamed A Dream...

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Dame Kiri Slams Boyle's Rise To Fame

18th May 2010

Opera legend DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has dismissed SUSAN BOYLE's success - insisting she's "not interested" in the Scottish singing sensation's rise to fame.The New Zealand-born soprano is currently conducting her own talent search with...

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Susan Boyle Slammed By Opera Star

18th May 2010

Susan Boyle has been blasted by opera legend Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The New Zealand-born soprano was asked about the Scottish singing sensation's version of 'I Dreamed A Dream', which she also sings, but dismissed...

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Fascinating Fact 8816

9th February 2010

Opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Classical Brit Awards. The New Zealand-born soprano follows in the footsteps of other music legends including JOSE CARRERAS...

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Kiri Te Kanawa Vows To Keep On Singing

4th September 2009

Opera legend DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has dismissed rumours she is set to retire next year (10) - vowing to keep on singing until she dies.The New Zealand-born soprano admits she was left fuming by...

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Te Kanawa To Take Final Bow As Opera Star

12th August 2009

DAME KIRI TE KANAWA will take to the operatic stage for the last time in 2010.The New Zealand singer has decided to deliver her operatic swansong in April (10), making room for the younger talents...

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Fascinating Fact 7573

23rd June 2009

New Zealand singer DAME KIRI TE KANAWA was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame following a performance which opened the famed venue's 2009 summer concert series on Friday night (19Jun09).

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Woman Charged Over Kiri Te Kanawa Theft

25th April 2009

A bank manager has been charged with defrauding opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA out of more than $638,000 (£440,000). American Sokvoeum Su, 27, has been arrested and charged with five counts of fraud and a...

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Te Kanawa Slams Young Classical Stars

25th February 2008

Veteran opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has blasted young classical music stars including chart-topping singer HAYLEY WESTENRA, insisting their popularity "will never last". The New Zealand soprano, 64, has dismissed 20-year-old Westenra's music as...

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Fascinating Fact 4254

7th November 2007

Rockers BON JOVI and soprano DAME KIRI TE KANAWA are to headline this year's Royal Variety Performance in Liverpool, England. Also set to perform in front of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II and her husband...

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Te Kanawa Wins Australian Court Case

21st March 2007

New Zealand opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has won a court case in Australia after she was accused of breach of contract after cancelling a series of tour dates in the region with rocker...

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Te Kanawa Tells Judge To Use 'Dame' Tag

2nd February 2007

LATEST: New Zealand opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has reprimanded an Australian judge for failing to address her correctly. The singer chastised Justice PATRICIA BERGIN for calling her by her first name, and instead...

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Te Kanawa Shocked By Farnham's Behaviour

1st February 2007

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....

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Te Kanawa Pulled Out Of Concert Because Of Raunchy Fans

29th January 2007

LATEST: Opera singer DAME KIRI TE KANAWA pulled out of a deal to perform with Australian rocker JOHN FARNHAM because of his fans' raunchy behaviour, a court has heard. Te Kanawa was due to perform...

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Te Kanawa Called To Court In Contract Case

26th January 2007

New Zealand opera legend DAME KIRI TE KANAWA stands to lose a small fortune if found guilty of pulling out of a deal to perform with Aussie rocker JOHN FARNHAM. The singer has been called...

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Terfel And Jenkins Nominated For Classical Brits

11th April 2006

Scottish violinist NICOLA BENEDETTI, Welsh baritone BRYN TERFEL and composer KARL JENKINS have been nominated for two awards each at next month's (MAY06) Classical Brit Awards. All three are up in the coveted Album Of...

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Goodrem Opens Commonwealth Games

15th March 2006

Pop singer DELTA GOODREM opened the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia today (15MAR06), wearing $1.5 million (GBP883,000) in diamonds. The BORN TO TRY hitmaker performed her new song TOGETHER WE ARE ONE at the climax...

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Opera Star Spooked By Ghost

27th May 2005

Opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has been left shaken after a spooky encounter with a suspected ghost, during a stage performance on Wednesday night (25MAY05). The 61-year-old singer was performing at Scotland's Usher...

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Dame Kiri To Quit?

18th November 2004

Legendary opera star DAME KIRI TE KANAWA is ready to retire from performing live - because she has satisfied all her ambitions. The 60-year-old New Zealander has been performing since 1971 and graced the...

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Dame Kiri: Church Has No Future

12th July 2004

Opera legend DAME KIRI TE KANAWA has warned Welsh star CHARLOTTE CHURCH's fame will not last as long as her own illustrious career. The New Zealander, 60, boasts that she has enjoyed 30 years...

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