Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Takes Centre Stage At Gallipoli Centenary Celebrations


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Champions (UK) plc are delighted to have secured, on behalf of Saga Cruises, the booking of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC for next year’s celebrations marking one hundred years since the Gallipoli Campaign in World War One. Dame Kiri is recognised as one of the world’s leading sopranos and has performed alongside the world’s finest orchestras in almost every major concert hall on the planet over the course of her long career.

Born into the Maori aristocracy in New Zealand, Dame Kiri has a close personal connection to the campaign during which thousands of ANZAC troops were killed and injured. She will perform for guests on board the beautiful Saga Cruises ship, MV Sapphire, on April 23rd 2015, and during her four night stay will also attend the ‘Gallipoli Remembered’ service at ANZAC Cove.