Internationally celebrated soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has arrived in Tasmania ahead of her three
concerts in Launceston, Burnie and Hobart, to be performed as part of Ten Days on the Island.
Dame Kiri said it was her first visit to Tasmania, but as she will be travelling to its three corners, she was
looking forward to enjoying the scenery that the State is famed for.
“It is always a pleasure to meet new audiences and share music with them,” Dame Kiri said.
“I feel these intimate concert performances are perfect for Tasmania, where people are renowned for their
warmth and friendliness.
“The songs I have selected are all personal favourites, and I feel sure it will be a very enjoyable musical
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 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,” Ms Duffy said.
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.
Her Launceston concert is tonight at the Princess Theatre commencing at 8pm, and the performance in
Burnie will be held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Tuesday 19 March, commencing at 8pm.
Ten Days on the Island runs from 15 – 24 March 2013, and all programming, venue and ticketing
information is now available at tendaysontheisland.com
Ten Days on the Island Artistic Director Jo Duffy