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Celebrated New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra has had quite the start to 2012, currently celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her debut performance and her recent engagement to her long-term partner Arnaud Sabard. As if all that wasn't enough, she's about to embark on an eagerly anticipated UK tour.
Beginning in Gateshead at the end of February and continuing across five other dates in March, the tour will see Hayley performing songs from her most recent chart-topping album Paradiso for the first time in the UK.
Classic FM's Lucy Coward caught up with Hayley to find out all about the tour, her thoughts on 10 years of performing and the exciting news of her engagement.
Listen to our interview with Hayley Westenra here
Hayley Westenra's tour calls at:
29 February - Gateshead The Sage
1 March - Rhyl Pavilion
4 March - Northampton Derngate
5 March - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
7 March - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
8 March - Bournemouth Pavilion