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Hayley Westenra Evacuated From Royal Albert Hall Fire

27th September 2013

New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra was evacuated from London's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday night (27Sep13) along with thousands of concert-goers after a fire broke out in the building just 15 minutes before she was...

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The Things They Say: 3725175

18th June 2013

"My fiance's from France and I'm from New Zealand and we're in London. We were like, how do you do it? But we'll get there." Classical singer Hayley Westenra is struggling to plan her wedding....

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Hayley Westenra Confirms Engagement

28th February 2012

Classical singer Hayley Westenra has confirmed reports she's planning to wed her longtime boyfriend after he proposed to her on a trip to her native New Zealand.The 24-year-old soprano was rumoured to have accepted French...

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Hayley Westenra 'Engaged'

31st January 2012

Classical singer Hayley Westenra is engaged to marry her longterm partner, according to a U.K. report.The 24-year-old soprano has been dating French sound engineer Arnaud Sabard for years, and the technician recently proposed to Westenra...

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Hayley Westenra Opens Up About Food Issues

1st August 2011

Classical singer Hayley Westenra has opened up about the "breakdown" she suffered in 2009 after an extreme diet caused her weight to plummet.The 24-year-old soprano reveals she began obsessing over her meals while on the...

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Hayley Westenra Breaks Down At Earthquake Tribute

28th March 2011

Singer Hayley Westenra broke down in tears on Sunday (27Mar11) as she paid tribute to victims of New Zealand's devastating earthquake last month (Feb11).The soprano attended a special memorial service held at the British capital's...

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Hayley Westenra Grateful For Prince William's New Zealand Visit

14th March 2011

Opera singer Hayley Westenra is glad British royal Prince William is planning a trip to earthquake-ravaged New Zealand this week (beg13Mar11), because it will give victims a boost following the disaster.The soprano's hometown of Christchurch...

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Singer Hayley Westenra To Perform At Earthquake Memorial

13th March 2011

Soprano Hayley Westenra will pay tribute to earthquake victims in her New Zealand hometown on Friday (18Feb11) by singing the national anthem at a memorial service attended by British royal Prince William.The opera singer was...

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Hayley Westenra Scarps New Zealand Tour, Heads Home To Christchurch

4th March 2011

Singer Hayley Westenra has postponed an upcoming tour of her native New Zealand and will instead stage a huge benefit concert to help the survivors of the Christchurch earthquake.The soprano, who hails from Christchurch, was...

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Hayley Westenra Missed Earthquake By Days

23rd February 2011

Singer HAYLEY WESTENRA narrowly avoided falling victim to the New Zealand earthquake after jetting out of the country just days before disaster struck.The Kiwi soprano headed back to her native country earlier this month (Feb11)...

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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 3801

21st August 2007

Celebrity photographer RANKIN is set to team up with jazz star COURTNEY PINE to launch the U.K's Youth Music Week 2007. Works by musicians HAYLEY WESTENRA, GOLDIE and PINE will feature prominently in workshops as...

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Westenra Stalked By German Fan

28th March 2006

Singer HAYLEY WESTENRA was forced to employ the former bodyguard of ex-SPICE GIRL VICTORIA BECKHAM to protect her from a German stalker. The New Zealand-born Westenra resented having to ask for help but decided it...

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Westenra Upset By Church Comparisons

20th January 2006

New Zealand-born opera singer HAYLEY WESTENRA hates being compared to Welsh star CHARLOTTE CHURCH, insisting she is a successful performer in her own right. The 18-year-old accepts the similarity between their early careers -...

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Westenra And Bedingfield Just Friends

19th January 2006

Teen opera singer HAYLEY WESTENRA has slammed rumours she is dating singer DANIEL BEDINGFIELD. Although the 18-year-old - who recently relocated to London - has hinted at a romance with someone "who's not a...

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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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