Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK) News
Posted on 19 December 2013
In addition to the 2-day workshop at Dame Kiri’s home the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation (UK) have been involved in a number of interesting projects. A special joint fundraising concert at Winchester Cathedral was staged earlier this month which featured Dame Kiri and raised funds for the Lord Lieutenants Carol Concert Appeal and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. A ‘sold-out’ concert staged at Cadagan Hall was also organised recently where Dame Kiri was joined by Louise Alder, Phillip Rhodes and Andri Robertsson (all recipients of Foundation scholarships). This proved to be an excellent opportunity to showcase the Foundation and the young singers we are supporting. Next May Dame Kiri will return to the stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (where her career was launched) to celebrate her 70th birthday in the role of the Duchess of Krakenthorpe in Donizetti’s ‘Daughter of the Regiment’ (‘La Fille du Regiment’ ). On March
6, the Royal Opera House will mark this special occasion with a special presentation on stage.