Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is an iconic opera singer and Founder of Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.
Since Dame Kiri’s debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1971, she has become one of the most famous sopranos in the world.
Her foundation aims to support and financially aid young singers and musicians.
Her achievements have been recognised with an Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia in 1990; an Order of New Zealand in 1995; and Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2002.