Dame Kiri Te Kanawa won't sing in public again, she tells BBC




Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has told the BBC she won't sing in public again.

The famed Kiwi opera singer says she is nearly done with performing and prefers to help young Kiwis following in her footsteps.
Source: Seven Sharp

The beloved New Zealand opera singer hasn't taken to the stage in more than a year, and in an interview with the BBC, said she wouldn't ever again. 

"I don't want to hear my voice," said the 73-year-old soprano.

"It is in the past. When I'm teaching young singers and hearing beautiful young fresh voices, I don't want to put my voice next to theirs."

She said she would focus on training the next generation through her foundation.

Her final concert was near Melbourne last October.

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