Hayley Westenra

A New Zealand Soprano of Irish Heritage. Westenra Is the Fastest-selling D%c3%a9but Classical Artist To Date.
Born Apr 10, 1987
Age 28
Hometown Christchurch
Genres Pop music + New a...
Instruments Recorder
Performed With Celtic Woman + An...
Record Label Decca Records
Height 5' 5¾" (16...

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

related links


Check out the latest love interests for Hayley Westenra.

  • Arnaud Sabard
    Dated 2011

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Hayley Westenra.

  • Curtain Up On World Cup Marathon Men
    Yahoo News - Feb 11, 2015
  • Pause For Thought With Ray Dadswell: Where Are You Going?
    Eastbourne Herald - Apr 30, 2012
  • Hayley-westenra-image-1
    Hayley Westenra Discusses Upcoming Tour
    Female First - Feb 22, 2012
  • Hayley Westenra Bringing Angelic Sound To Bournemouth Pavilion
    Daily Echo - Jan 28, 2012


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


1987 Birth Born on April 10, 1987.


2003 16 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More
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.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.