By: By Christie Chen, Central News Agency
Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) New Zealand cross-over soprano Hayley Westenra will hold a concert in Taiwan in December, performing her own songs as well as popular Western and Mandarin works, according to the concert promoter.
The 28-year-old pop and classical singer will collaborate with Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra for the first time during the concert at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on Dec. 11, the Management of New Arts (MNA) said.
She will sing songs such as “Let Me Lie,” “Over the Rainbow,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” and “Bridge over Troubled Water,” according to MNA. Westenra will also perform the classic Mandarin song well-known to many Taiwanese people, “The Moon Represents My Heart,” Taiwanese singer-songwriter Deserts Chang’s “Baby,” and Italian composer Ennio Morricone’s works.
Westenra gained international fame after releasing her 2003 album “Pure,” which sold over two million copies worldwide. She is known for her angelic and pure voice.