Westenra misses out
at Classic Brits
singing sensation Hayley Westenra stirred up a press frenzy
at the Classical Brit Awards in London, depsite missing
out on the big prizes.
17-year-old lost out in the album of the year category
to Welshman Bryn Terfel while best female artist went
to Cecilia Bartoli.
double Kiwi nominee didn't take home an award, but she
managed to see the bright side.
hadn't even worked out a speech anyway so I was saved."
Westenra still shone on the night with a moving performance
of Po Kari Kari Ana.
wasn't the only Kiwi in the spotlight, New Zealand's Geoff
Sewell of the world's first opera band, Amici Forever,
was also in attendance with his group who performed along
with Westenra and award winner Terfel.
now heads to the United States on a promotinal tour, then
it's back to the books for a teenager with exams just
around the corner.
thanks to Jon Voslo