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    Opera Lively Site Owner / Administrator / Chief Editor Top Contributor Member Luiz Gazzola (Almaviva)'s Avatar
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    Kiri has retired

    Kiri Te Kanawa announced her retirement from the stage, after 50 years of career. You'll be missed, Kiri! Enjoy the rest!

    https://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/o...s-scene-262485
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Very sorry to see her go -- but like one of her best-known roles, the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier, Dame Kiri is a wise lady who understands when the time has come to leave and does so gracefully.

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    I'm a terrible person. My first thought was, "Wait . . . you mean *Renée* has retired. Kiri retired *ages* ago . . . right?"

    Shows what *I* know.

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    She had that "Dame" added to her name not just formally, but depictmg her character - a LADY

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    She was still doing recitals until recently.
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soave_Fanciulla View Post
    She was still doing recitals until recently.
    Yes, now that I think of it, I believe she did one here in Champaign a few years back with Frederica von Stade. I didn't catch it, fearing, I suppose, that neither would be up to their earlier standards. But give them credit for hanging in there.

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    Little clip from an interview she gave in September.

    "The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery

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