A night at the operas

01.06.2011                      28.Ijar, 5771                      Jerusalemtag; Tag 43 des Omer


A night at the operas

The great New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa will give a rare recital in Jerusalem this weekend.

At the start of the 1980s the phone rang in the London home of soprano Kiri Te Kanawa. On the line was her agent. "Kiri," he said, "Charles wants you to sing at his wedding.

"Charles?" she answered. "Which Charles?" "Charles Windsor," came the answer.
"I don't know any Charles Windsor," replied Te Kanawa before the penny dropped: of course – Prince Charles. Her singing at the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981, in a live broadcast watched by 600 million television viewers around the world, was one of the peaks in the career of Te Kanawa, the greatest diva of our times….