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This review is from: My Gift to You (Audio CD)
I first heard Hayley Westenra one dismal day as I was driving on the motorway. I barely paid attention to the radio when suddenly I was confronted with this 'voice.' I had never heard of Hayley before but was shaken into focus as she sang the Benedictus from The Angry Man. I have never heard a voice in one so young which possesses such clarity - it is truly a gift.I would love to think that she will find herself in the operatic world for she deserves to be there. There are some tracks which I found pleasant and enjoyable enough but she shines with the much more demanding pieces. Her Il Trutino from Carmina Burano is just wonderful.