Dame Kiri Te Kanawa closes the 2nd Edition with a triumphant concert
Thrilling, extraordinary, unrepeatable. The performance by Kiri Te Kanawa was all these and more. The leading exponent of glamour in an opera singer, Dame Kiri filled the Barceló Formentor with her supreme voice.
A performance that was nothing if not exclusive, as nowadays, following her retirement from the opera in 2004, Te Kanawa appears in barely ten concerts each year. Together with the stage and the natural setting beside the sea, this fact was one of the main attractions for the audience of 350 who were privileged to feel the magic of her voice.
Together with the Orquesta Simfònica de les Illes Balears, directed by Robin Stapleton, the soprano from New Zealand seduced her audience by interpreting works by one of her favourite composers, Mozart.
She also transformed pieces by Joseph Canteloube and Giacomo Puccini, among others, into balsam for the senses.
A quite exclusive concert therefore, during which those present were able to enjoy one of the great voices in a very different and undoubtedly much more intimate and special way: in the open air, beside the sea, in the gardens of the hotel, with the sun setting on the horizon.
For the 2015 edition, Formentor Sunset Classics is joining forces with the prestigious Fundación Albéniz to further strengthen the standing of an initiative that has few if any precedents of a similar nature.