Hayley Westenra

A New Zealand Soprano of Irish Heritage. Westenra Is the Fastest-selling Début Classical Artist To Date.
Born Apr 10, 1987

Hayley Dee Westenra is a New Zealand soprano, classical crossover artist, songwriter and UNICEF Ambassador. Her first internationally released album, Pure, reached No.  1 on the UK classical charts in 2003 and has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Pure is the fastest-selling international début classical album to date, having made Westenra an international star at age 16.… Read More

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    Yahoo News - Feb 11, 2015
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    Eastbourne Herald - Apr 30, 2012
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    Hayley Westenra Discusses Upcoming Tour
    Female First - Feb 22, 2012
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    Daily Echo - Jan 28, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hayley Westenra.


1987 Birth Born on April 10, 1987.


1998 - 2003 3 More Events
Westenra was the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards winner of "Highest Selling New Zealand Album" and "International Achievement Award".
In 2005, she released a new album, Odyssey.
Westenra spent the first half of 2006 performing as a supporting act for the pop-opera quartet Il Divo on a worldwide tour, though in March she performed solo concerts in the US as well. … Read More


Westenra's third international album, Treasure, was released on 26 February 2007 in the UK. … Read More
On 7 August, Westenra performed solo and duet with Dame Malvina Major at St James's Church, Piccadilly among ChristChurch Cathedral Choir 2008 UK Tour. … Read More
2009 22 Years Old 1 More Event
On 16 July 2009, she performed at the Opening Ceremony of the World Games 2009 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan before 45,000 stadium audiences and numerous worldwide TV audiences. … Read More
2010 23 Years Old On 7 March 2010, Classical singing star Hayley Westenra lent her support with some other most successful female role models in FMWFs "The Breaking the Mould" conference to inspire a generation of young women to aim high in their careers. … Read More
On 3 March 2011, Westenra led one of the national anthems "God Defend New Zealand" in a London Westminster Cathedral vigil service together with about 5,000 Kiwis fundraising charity for her hometown Christchurch, after being devastated by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake on 22 February 2011. … Read More
…  On 22 April 2012, Westenra staged debut concert at the Koncerthuset in Copenhagen. … Read More
On April 2013, Westenra staged a Far East tour in Taipei, Tainan, Kaohsiung and performed with Chinese tenor DinYi in Beijing.
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