Heralding from New Zealand with an international career spanning over 40 years, Dame Kiri has graced the stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Covent Garden, and the Royal Opera House in London, and La Scala in Italy. The formidable performer also famously sang ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul’s Cathedral. Amongst many accolades, Dame Kiri won a Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in 1984, for Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
Accompanied by pianist, Terence Dennis, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will treat her audience with a two-hour showcase; In Recital. The rich and diverse programme of classic and contemporary highlights from the lyric soprano’s famed repertoire will include works sung in multiple languages from Mozart, Handel, Strauss, and Puccini.
QPAC performance: 9 March
Arts Centre Gold Coast: 11 March