One of world’s most loved Divas joins vocal selection panel
Posted on 18 December 2014
Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade has accepted Dame Kiri’s invitation to become a member of the Foundation’s vocal selection panel. She will join Dame Kiri, Professor Terence Dennis and Rodney Macann – the group who collectively review applications received from singers requesting the Foundation’s support.
Dame Kiri says Frederica, who is affectionately known as “Flicka” to family, friends and fans, “is one of the classical world’s most-beloved Divas. Flicka is a great musician, a marvellouslly generous and supportive colleague, and a simply wonderful singer who has enriched the world of classical music for more than four decades performing in all of the world’s leading opera houses.”
The panel independently review recordings provided by applicants before conferring as a group to share their opinions and eventually make recommendations to the Trustees for future action.