Join Dame Kiri Te Kanawa And Kate Adie In Unique Show

Kate Adie (left) and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

One of the world’s best-loved opera stars, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa will discuss her life and work with BBC news correspondent Kate Adie in a special event at Wales Millennium Centre on Cardiff Bay this Saturday.

Through a mixture of frank conversation, personal anecdotes and archive clips of Dame Kiri’s past performances, the event will offer a fascinating glimpse into the lives of both women who have reached the top of their respective professions.

Dame Kiri’s career has spanned more than 45 years to become one of the most famous sopranos in the world. As well as her acclaimed performances at some of the leading international opera houses, she performed at the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer and more recently starred in Downton Abbey as Dame Nellie Melba.

Journalist, broadcaster and best-selling author Kate Adie was the BBC’s chief news correspondent for more than a decade, frequently reporting from the front-line of conflict zones around the world. She has since written about women and war, the history of foundling children and people who risk their lives for work. She is also a public speaker and currently presents From Our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4.

  • ‘Kiri and Kate – In Confidence’ takes place on Saturday 13 June at 7.30pm in the Donald Gordon Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre and is a fringe event for this year’s BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition of which Dame Kiri is the patron. Tickets cost £20 and can be booked online at or by calling the box office on 029 2063 6464.

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