Dame Joan Sutherland is one of two internationally famous Australian female Opera sopranos.

The first was Dame Nellie Melba.

Tosca by the master Puccini is one of my favourite Operas.

 

Kiri Te Kanawa is New Zealand’s only internationally famous and respected Opera Prima Donna.

Kiri is a little older than me and has been an iconic international ambassador of New Zealand since I was a young man.