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Dame Kiri tends opera’s green shoots in Verbier


Dame Kiri tends opera’s green shoots in Verbier Musica


New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa can boast a career several decades long; among the most beloved voices of the 70s, 80s and 90s, she has performed in the most prestigious theatres and worked with the greatest conductors.

The general public immediately links her with one aria, 'O mio babbino caro' by Puccini, part of the soundtrack of the Merchant Ivory film 'A Room with a View'. At the recent Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps, a renowned classical music event where today's top artists cross paths with tomorrow's stars, Dame Kiri gave an enthusiastically received concert as well as a series of masterclasses. Her main interest today is helping young singers, training them, possibly making them stars of the future, an aim she also pursues through her own foundation.

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  • Venue: Verbier Church (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN

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  • Kiri Te Kanawa | Soprano

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