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Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa

New Zealand opera singer
Combining rare acting ability with a beautiful soprano, Te Kanawa is among opera's most celebrated figures of her generation.
BornMarch 6, 1944
HometownGisborne, New Zealand
Height5'6" (1.68m)
SpouseDesmond Park
ChildrenAntonia Park, Thomas Park
ParentsThomas Te Kanawa, Nell Te Kanawa
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Meeting Venus
Meeting Venus
PG-13
2h
1991
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
2h 56min
1979

Albums

Puccini: Arias & Songs
Puccini: Arias & Songs
1997
Classics
Classics
1992
Mozart: Don Giovanni
Mozart: Don Giovanni
1991
Richard Strauss: Arabella
Richard Strauss: Arabella
1988
Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate
Mozart: Exsultate, Jubilate
1985
Handel: Messiah
Handel: Messiah
1985
Christmas with Kiri Te Kanawa: Carols from Coventry Cathedral
Christmas with Kiri Te Kanawa: Carols from Coventry Cathedral
1985
Ave Maria
Ave Maria
1984
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
1984
Mozart: Opera Arias
Mozart: Opera Arias
1983
Waiata
Waiata
2013
Her Greatest Hits [Deluxe Sound & Vision] [CDs+DVD]
Her Greatest Hits [Deluxe Sound & Vision] [CDs+DVD]
2004
Kiri
Kiri
2001
Mozart: Mass in C minor
Mozart: Mass in C minor
2000
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
1999
Maori Songs
Maori Songs
1999
Highlights from Faust (Gounod), Otello (Verdi) & La Bohème (Puccini)
Highlights from Faust (Gounod), Otello (Verdi) & La Bohème (Puccini)
1999
Recital
Recital
1999
French Songs And Arias
French Songs And Arias
1997
Kiri! Her Greatest Hits Live
Kiri! Her Greatest Hits Live
1994
Kiri Sings Kern
Kiri Sings Kern
1993
Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart
1992
Magic: Kiri Sings Michel Legrand
Magic: Kiri Sings Michel Legrand
1992
Kiri Selection
Kiri Selection
1992
Kiri Side Tracks: The Jazz Album
Kiri Side Tracks: The Jazz Album
1992
Meeting Venus [Music from theOriginal Soundtrack]
Meeting Venus [Music from theOriginal Soundtrack]
1991
Welcome to a Night at the Opera II
Welcome to a Night at the Opera II
1990
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