Kiri Te Kanawa
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1944-03-06
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Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa Biography (Wikipedia)

Dame Kiri Jeanette Claire Te Kanawa ONZ CH DBE AC (born Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron, 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand former opera singer. Her career included a full lyric soprano voice, which has been described as "mellow yet vibrant, warm, ample and unforced".

Te Kanawa has received accolades in many countries, singing a wide array of works in many languages dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini, and has found considerable success in portraying princesses, nobility, and other similar characters on stage.

Though she rarely sang opera later in her career, Te Kanawa frequently performed in concert and recital, gave masterclasses, and supported young opera singers in launching their careers. Her final performance was in Ballarat, Australia, in October 2016, but she did not reveal her retirement until September 2017.

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Kiri Te Kanawa Performances & Interviews


Kiri Te Kanawa Tracks

Kiri Te Kanawa
The Rain in Spain
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The Rain in Spain

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Climb Every Mountain
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Climb Every Mountain
Engelbert Humperdinck
Hansel Und Gretel: Der Kleine Sandmann Bin Ich
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Hansel Und Gretel: Der Kleine Sandmann Bin Ich
Kiri Te Kanawa
World In Union
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World In Union
Joseph Canteloube
Chants d'Auvergne: 2. Bailero
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Chants d'Auvergne: 2. Bailero
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Zauberflote - singspiel in 2 acts K.620
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Die Zauberflote - singspiel in 2 acts K.620
Kiri Te Kanawa
Summertime
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Summertime
Kiri Te Kanawa
ON WINGS OF SONG
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ON WINGS OF SONG
Sir Henry Rowley Bishop
Home Sweet Home (sung in Maori)
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Home Sweet Home (sung in Maori)
Kiri Te Kanawa
Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
Giacomo Puccini
O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
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O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Kiri Te Kanawa
I Feel Pretty
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I Feel Pretty

I Feel Pretty

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The Chorus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)
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Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte)
Kiri Te Kanawa
O Mio Babbino Caro
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O Mio Babbino Caro
Kiri Te Kanawa
Symphony No.4 in G Major - Sehr behaglich: Wir genießen die himmlischen Freuden
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Symphony No.4 in G Major - Sehr behaglich: Wir genießen die himmlischen Freuden
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Tarakihi
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Tarakihi
Joseph Canteloube
Bailero
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Bailero
Kiri Te Kanawa
Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "I know that my Redeemer liveth"
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Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "I know that my Redeemer liveth"
Leonard Bernstein
I feel pretty (West Side Story)
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I feel pretty (West Side Story)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Nozze Di Figaro, Signore, Di Fuori - Ah! Signore ... Signor
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Le Nozze Di Figaro, Signore, Di Fuori - Ah! Signore ... Signor
Kiri Te Kanawa
Tarakihi (The Locust)
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Tarakihi (The Locust)
Richard Strauss
Four Last Songs
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Four Last Songs
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Exsultate, jubilate - motet for soprano and orchestra (K 165)
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Exsultate, jubilate - motet for soprano and orchestra (K 165)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
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Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
Giuseppe Verdi
Brindisi (La traviata)
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Brindisi (La traviata)
Giacomo Puccini
Musetta's Waltz Song (La Boheme)
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Musetta's Waltz Song (La Boheme)
Joseph Canteloube
Songs of the Auvergne: Bourees: i. N'ai pas ieu de mio; ii. Lo Calhe
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Songs of the Auvergne: Bourees: i. N'ai pas ieu de mio; ii. Lo Calhe
Kiri Te Kanawa
Come to the Fair
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Come to the Fair
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten (Die Zauberflote) (feat. Kiri Te Kanawa & Francisco Araiza)
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Wir wandelten durch Feuersgluten (Die Zauberflote) (feat. Kiri Te Kanawa & Francisco Araiza)
Joseph Canteloube
Songs of the Auvergne: La delaissado (forsaken shepherdess)
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Songs of the Auvergne: La delaissado (forsaken shepherdess)
Joseph Canteloube
Chants d'Auvergne - set 3 (Passo del Prat)
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Chants d'Auvergne - set 3 (Passo del Prat)
Kiri Te Kanawa
You've never walk alone
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You've never walk alone
Giacomo Puccini
Quando m'en vo' soletta (La Boheme)
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Quando m'en vo' soletta (La Boheme)
Heitor Villa‐Lobos
Bachiana brasileira No 5 (Aria)
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Bachiana brasileira No 5 (Aria)

Bachiana brasileira No 5 (Aria)

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Lynn Harrell & Instrumental Ensemble
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
E Susanna non vien... Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
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E Susanna non vien... Dove sono (The Marriage of Figaro)
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier (Final scene)
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Der Rosenkavalier (Final scene)
Hector Berlioz
Villanelle (Les nuits d'été)
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Villanelle (Les nuits d'été)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Duet from The Magic Flute ('Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen')
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Duet from The Magic Flute ('Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen')
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ch'io mi scordi di te? K.505
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Ch'io mi scordi di te? K.505
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Past BBC Events

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: Masterclass with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
2017-06-17T14:47:56
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2017
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: Masterclass with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: Masterclass with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Proms 1992: Prom 66 - Last Night of the Proms 1992
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Royal Albert Hall
1992-09-12T14:47:56
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Sep
1992

Proms 1992: Prom 66 - Last Night of the Proms 1992

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1980: Prom 40
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Royal Albert Hall
1980-08-27T14:47:56
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Aug
1980

Proms 1980: Prom 40

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1974: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1974-08-06T14:47:56
6
Aug
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 19

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1971: Prom 54
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-09-17T14:47:56
17
Sep
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 54

Royal Albert Hall

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