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Kiri Te Kanawa

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Traditional / Arr. Cullen: O Tannenbaum Kiri Te Kanawa, Jouko Harjanne 02:30
Cummings & Mendelssohn / Arr. Cullen: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (After Mendelssohn's Gutenberg Cantata, WoO 9, MWV D4) Kiri Te Kanawa, Michael George, Coventry Cathedral Choir, Lichfield Cathedral Choir 02:49
Delibes: The Flower Duet (From "Lakmé") Katherine Jenkins, Kiri Te Kanawa, Philharmonia Orchestra, Anthony Inglis 03:50
The Holly and the Ivy Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 02:54
West Side Story : Bernstein: West Side Story - VI. Tonight - Balcony Scene Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein 07:33
Save The Child Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sally Burgess, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jerry Hadley 03:27
West Side Story : Bernstein: West Side Story - IX. One Hand, One Heart Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Leonard Bernstein 05:40
Bizet: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante (Carmen) Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 05:46
West Side Story : Bernstein: West Side Story - X. Tonight (Ensemble) Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, José Carreras, Kurt Ollmann 03:43
The Drinking Song (Let’s Find Ourselves a Little Hostelry) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Willard White, Kiri Te Kanawa 02:06

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West Side Story : Bernstein: West Side Story - I. Prologue
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West Side Story : Bernstein: West Side Story - IV. The Dance at the Gym - Blues

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Born Clair Mary Teresa Rawstron on March 6, 1944 in Gisborne, New Zealand, the acclaimed opera soprano is better known as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. One of opera’s most beloved vocalists, her repertoire included works sung in many different languages dating back to the 17th century. She began her career by singing pop songs in New Zealand clubs in the early 1960s before moving to London, England and enrolling at the London Opera Center in 1966. She began to gain attention for her appearances in productions such as Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Rossinis La donna del lego, and Donizetti’s Anna Bolena. Her career picked up steam when she appeared in several American shows including The Marriage of Figaro in July, 1971. Further productions in the early 1970s took Kiri Te Kanawa to Scotland, France, Australia, Germany, Italy, and back to America. By the 1980s, she was a world-renowned vocalist and, in 1984, appeared in the operatic revival of West Side Story conducted by composer Leonard Bernstein himself. Since 1966, Kiri Te Kanawa has released over 200 albums including studio, live, and compilations. Her catalog includes Brahms: A German Requiem (1979), Verdi & Puccini (1983), Handel: Messiah (1985), Wagner: Tannhäuser (1993) and Bizet: Carmen (1998). She has won many awards during her career and her honors include being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to music, in the 1973 Queen's Birthday Honours. She was elevated to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for services to opera, in the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours. Kiri Te Kanawa continued to perform regularly until the mid-1990s, when her live performances became less frequent. She rarely performed opera in her later years and her final performance was in October 2016. She announced her retirement in September 2017.