Dame Kiri Te Kanawa honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours List


The Honorary President of the Wales International Academy of Voice has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Photo with Dame Kiri

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has been made a Companion of Honour, a prestigious title that is only awarded to 65 people at a time.

The world-famous Soprano was made a Dame in 1982. This latest honour is in recognition of her prolific services to the world of opera.

Students enrolled on the Academy’s Summer School will be given the opportunity to receive a Masterclass from Dame Te Kanawa this coming August.

Academy Director Dennis O’Neill said: "Words cannot express how happy and honoured we are to have the presence of our Honorary President visiting and teaching at our Summer School this year. Sincere thanks Dame Kiri for your support."

The WIAV Summer School is an annual, intensive singing course held at the Academy in Cardiff. Singers are welcome to apply for a 5-day or 10-day programme in which they will be given one to one tuition as well as group masterclasses. It is an opportunity to work intensively on repertoire guided by operatic stars with an international reputation. To find out more details or book a space on the course, please contact the Academy on: wiav@uwtsd.ac.uk / 029 49 31 39

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