KATHRYN REACHES SEMI-FINAL OF BBC RADIO 2 DAME KIRI PRIZE
Earlier this year BBC Radio 2 launched a nationwide hunt with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to find an opera star of the future. The BBC initially received 630 applicants and Kathryn is delighted to have made it through the regional rounds and quarter finals to the semi-final stage.
Kathryn is amongst 15 semi-finalists who will perform in one of five special BBC Radio 2 – Friday Night is Music Night programmes accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The programmes can be heard on Radio 2 on Fridays at 8pm from 30th July to 27th August 2010. In addition to this, she will be working in a masterclass with Dame Kiri Te-Kanawa, Anne Howells and Robin Stapleton.
The prize winner will have the opportunity to sing with Dame Kiri at the BBC’s Proms in the Park event on Saturday 11th September 2010, and also have the chance to attend a three week residential course at the Solti Te Kanawa Academia in Italy in 2012.
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