Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Last week I made a wish that events at Downton would crank up a notch. This week, it was a case of, upstairs, prayers answered
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has named her dog Abbey, after her happy day’s filming on the set of 'Downton Abbey’. “I took my two
I've been eagerly anticipating the start of this year's 30th anniversary BBC Cardiff Singer of the World contest, which has been firmly in my diary for the last 18 months. I've been following the months of preparation leading up to next week, to the extraordinary, challenging competition, which viewers and listeners around the world have the chance to see - and it represents the culmination of many, many months of musical preparation by each of the candidates. It's a world-wide event, a fantastic platform!