Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has accepted Dame Kiri’s invitation to become a member of the Foundation’s vocal selection panel.
The first ever Australia and New Zealand Festival of Arts & Literature was held recently in London.
Earlier in this newsletter Dame Kiri made mention of celebrating her 70th Birthday on stage at The Royal Opera House
Jonathan Abernethy (Tenor) describes the past 18 months with Opera
Australia as the most incredible experience of his life
Jake Heggie, one the hottest classical composers working today, created a new song cycle for Dame Kiri which was premiered at the Ravinia Music Festival
Young Dunedin based baritone Kawiti Waetford has been awarded the inaugural Kiri Te Kanawa Scholarship