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Once-in-a-lifetime Dame Kiri concert programme ‘eclectic’

Ten Days’ Artistic Director Jo Duffy
28.02.13 8:40 am

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Internationally celebrated opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will be performing an eclectic selection of
music during her three concerts in Launceston, Burnie and Hobart as part of Ten Days on the Island.

Ten Days’ Artistic Director Jo Duffy said while tickets to Dame Kiri are now sold out in Hobart, there are a
limited number of seats available in Launceston and in Burnie – although she urged patrons to be quick.

“Tasmanians clearly recognise that seeing Dame Kiri perform live is probably a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity, and ticket sales to all three concerts have been extremely strong – even though the details
about the songs she has chosen to sing for us have been under wraps until now,” Ms Duffy said.

“Dame Kiri has indicated she may make some variation to the provided performance programme, and for
this reason we have decided to list the repertoire on our website in the coming days where we can easily
make any changes.

“However, I can assure her fans that all three performances will provide an unforgettable night of sublime
music that encompasses a wide range of composers from Mozart to Gershwin and incorporates classic
opera, folk and even a touch of cabaret.

“For those people who don’t want to miss Dame Kiri in person, this is an opportunity to visit Launceston or
Burnie to catch the show, and at the same time support Tasmanian tourism businesses, or other cultural
organisations.”

Ms Duffy also said getting out of Hobart would not mean missing out on other aspects of Ten Days on the
Island, as this year the festival will incorporate ten festival towns, with Hobart, Burnie, Launceston,
Swansea, St Helens, Queenstown, Launceston, Huonville, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Devonport and
Latrobe all hosting ten consecutive days of free and ticketed activities encompassing theatre, dance,
music, film, comedy, workshops and artist talks.

New Zealander Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s career spans 40 years in the major operatic houses and concert halls
in the United Kingdom, North America and Europe.

According to a recent review, “her voice is as remarkable as ever”.

Accompanied by her pianist, Terence Dennis, Dame Kiri will perform a rich programme of classic and
contemporary highlights from her famed repertoire.

Ten Days on the Island runs from 15 – 24 March 2013, and all programming, venue and ticketing
information is now available at tendaysontheisland.com

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