Dame Kiri at the Civic in March

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will give a special recital at the Civic Theatre on March 10 next year featuring her favourite songs.

Venues Manager Kate Feaver said it was very exciting to be able to provide such a unique evening at the Civic Theatre and added: “We anticipate a sell-out crowd for what could be Dame Kiri’s last tour.”

Dame Kiri
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Picture: Duncan Innes

The acclaimed international soprano said she was delighted to be invited to perform at the Civic Theatre.

“This is not my first visit to Invercargill,” Dame Kiri said, “but I am really looking forward to it. I hope those who attend will enjoy the musical experience. The songs I have selected are all personal favourites. It is always a pleasure to share my music.”

Dame Kiri will be accompanied by renowned New Zealand pianist Terence Dennis, performing a selection of her favorite arias and songs from Mozart, Handel, Liszt and Puccini to Heggie, Gusatavino and Canteloube. Mr Dennis has an international reputation and is a highly sought-after accompanist.