19 Nov 2019

Kiri Te Kanawa 'thrilled' to have name on theatre

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 19 November 2019

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa says she's thrilled and honoured that Auckland's former ASB Theatre has been named after her, almost 30 years after she officially opened the building.

This morning a cultural blessing was held to officially rename the venue the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, to recognise her outstanding contribution to music and New Zealand.

Tomorrow night a gala event will be held with the internationally renowned soprano as the guest of honour to mark the official renaming of the theatre.

Jordan Bond reports.