Auckland Live is delighted to announce that Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will return to the ASB Theatre on Thursday, 13 October with an intimate recital, following her sold out concert in 2014 and a hugely successful nationwide tour earlier this year.
The recital will be a unique opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest opera singers live in concert.
Dame Kiri will be accompanied by one of New Zealand’s finest musicians, the internationally acclaimed pianist Terence Dennis. The repertoire will feature a programme of romantic songs and arias that will delight music lovers, including pieces by Mozart, Handel, Vivaldi, Puccini, Heggie and Canteloube, as well as a selection of traditional folk songs.
“I am looking forward very much to performing again in my hometown,” says Dame Kiri. “I hope those who attend will enjoy the musical experience. The songs I have selected are all personal favourites, and it is always a pleasure to share my music.”
Dame Kiri’s vocal beauty, natural serenity, versatility, presence and personality have captivated audiences in premiere concert halls throughout the world including The Metropolitan, Vienna State, Sydney Opera House, La Scala, Covent Garden and the Chicago Lyric Opera.
Terence Dennis has an international reputation as a highly sought after accompanist. His performances throughout New Zealand and overseas have received critical acclaim. “The immaculate accompaniment provided by Terence Dennis made this a truly sublime musical partnership.” – stuff.co.nz
“One of the world's most-loved voices” - stuff.co.nz
“Te Kanawa's powerful voice and depth of emotion kept the audience captivated. Dennis, whose piano playing throughout the evening was consistently brilliant, also received rapturous applause.” - The Marlborough Express
“A deep musical intelligence in a recital that approaches perfection” – Sydney Morning Herald