dreaming of a bright Christmas
Williams couldn't do it and it took the Rolling Stones years.
breaking into the tough American market is something New Zealand
singing sensation Hayley Westenra is taking in her
17, is in Wellington this week to record two Great Performance
shows for American public broadcaster 13Net.
only other New Zealander to feature in the long-running series
is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Three Tenors - Carreras, Pavarotti and Domingo - Italian opera
star Andrea Bocelli, and young up-and-coming American singer
Josh Groban, have all used the show as a springboard to further
a huge deal really. It's something that can make or break
you, so it's kind of nerve-wracking," the Christchurch
teenager said before rehearsals at the Avalon television studios
York producer John Horn, on hand to make it even more so with
a guestimate of about four million United States viewers each
time the show is aired, has brought a dozen crew to New Zealand
to record the hour-long programme. It is due to be screened
well as performance pieces - where Westenra will share the
stage with young New Zealand tenor Teddy Tahu Rhodes, the
NGC Wellington Sinfonia, two kapa haka groups, members of
the Wellington Cathedral choir, and 12 hand-picked local musicians
- the programme will include a profile of the singer "at
home" and dozens of images of New Zealand.
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