Kiri Te Kanawa

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has spent much of her 45-year ca­reer er in the great opera houses and con­cert halls of the he world. This week the 69-year-old New Zealand­dborn singer ap­pears in Down­ton Abbey. Dame e Kiri ap­pears as another singing Dame – so­prano o Nel­lie Melba ( left) – who has been in­vited to o per­form at Down­ton by Lord Gran­tham. For r Dame Kiri, it’s a re­turn to the small screen for r the first time since 2010 when her ap­pear­ance at The Last Night Of The Proms (right) was shown on BBC4. ‘It was won­der­ful,’ says Kiri of her new role. ‘I was ner­vous but made to feel ex­tremely wel­come by the cast of Down­ton.’

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