London: Susan Boyle, the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ sensation, may have earned millions of fans, but Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is definitely not one of them.
Dame Kiri said she was "not interested" in discussing the YouTube sensation after Boyle performed it on Britain’s Got Talent last year.
According to The Telegraph, when asked about Boyle`s success with the tune from Les Miserables, which she too has performed, she told the Radio Times, "Let’s get off that subject. Move on."
"I’m doing something classical, not whiz-bang. Whiz-bang disappears. It goes ``whiz`` and then ``bang``."
"You insult me by even wanting to bring it into this conversation. I’m not interested."
"This competition is named after me and has far more stability."
"It’s judged seriously by people with integrity who know what they’re talking about."
About Andrea Bocelli performing opera, she said "He did. Once. He wants to be an opera singer, but he isn’t."
"We should talk about serious classical singers if you want to stick to the subject,” was the reply on mentioning Katherine Jenkins`s name.
"There’s Angela Gheorghiu, Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko performing glorious, serious, grand opera without microphones. There aren’t many of us."