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Opera Star Kiri Te Kanawa Has Retired

Although she already hasn't sung publicly in nearly a year, the 73-year-old lyric soprano from New Zealand told the BBC Wednesday morning: "That's it."
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs with the Russian National Orchestra directed by Vladimir Spivakov in 2004. Source: Denis Sinyakov

One of the world's best-known opera stars, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, has announced that she will never sing in public again — bringing a long, storied career to

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