despite fact that it was a year since his last performance, he had not made an official goodbye until now
The soprano from new zealand Kiri Te Kanawa today announced that your withdrawal from scenarios, and reported that he will not sing in public, as reported by BBC.
In a statement to this medium, artist, 73 years old, noted that it already stopped singing done in around a year, but that has now decided to confirm ir final withdrawal.
"I don't want to hear my voice. It is a thing of past. When I am teaching young singers and hear ir voices young and fresh, I don't want to put mine next to yours," said soprano.
Te Kanawa celebrated that has had "a career of wonderful", although he indicated that I wanted to have option to decide for herself "when he was going to give last note".
The most difficult to prepare for his withdrawal, he confessed, was "to say goodbye in my own head", a process that has taken five years.
His last performance took place in October 2016 in australian city of Ballarat, near Melbourne, although no one knew n that would put end point to a career of several decades.
"Before you go I said," okay, that's it. And that was end," recalled Te Kanawa, who said that no regrets have taken this decision and that is not misses singing.
"Look at what I have achieved. The memories are precious", added artist, whose career took off definitively in 1971, after playing countess Rosina of Almaviva in opera The marriage of Figaro at Covent Garden in London.
It became, since n, a star of classical song, and in 1981 she performed aria ' Let Bright Seraphim, George Frideric Handel, in wedding of Lady Di with Charles of England.
Te Kanawa returned not to sing that me after death of princess of Wales in 1997 and has even gone back to listen to it, he told BBC.
"I Never wanted to. When he died, " he said, I felt that I had to fend off that song forever."
from now on, revealed, will be dedicated to teaching future figures of opera through his own foundation.