Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to feature in hugely popular series
New Zealand opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is joining the cast of Downton Abbey next season.
Another famous diva, Shirley MacLaine, will reprise her role as Martha Levinson, Lord Robert Crawley's freewheeling American mother-in-law, Carnival Films and Masterpiece on PBS said. MacLaine appeared in episodes early last season.
Te Kanawa will play a house guest. She will sing during her visit.
That will definitely be something to look forward to --- but I wonder if she is dieting in preparation? The women in that program really are so terribly thin...
SPOILER ALERT. I believe that American viewers are still bound up in Season Two. Do not hit the link in the header if you don't want broad hints of the dramatic plot developments that lie ahead for you.