Soprano Hayley Westenra Teams Up With Film Maestro Ennio Morricone

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Artist Hayley Westenra performs in San Diego. (AP)
Artist Hayley Westenra performs in San Diego. (AP)

Hayley Westenra has been performing for over a decade since she was signed to a professional recording contract at the age of 13 in her native New Zealand.

Her debut album "Pure" was a bestseller around the world. Now the 24 year-old soprano has teamed up with 82 year-old Ennio Morricone, the legendary composer of soundtracks to such films as "Cinema Paradiso," "The Mission" and "Once Upon A Time In the West."

All of the songs on Westenra's new album "Paradiso" were composed, orchestrated and conducted by Morricone.


  • Hayley Westenra, soprano singer

This segment aired on October 10, 2011.


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