Kiri Te Kanawa

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    O, mio babbino caroKiri Te Kanawa
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    Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caroKiri Te Kanawa
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    Porgy and Bess: Summertime (DuBose Hayward)Kiri Te Kanawa
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    Greensleeves (arr. Gamley)Kiri Te Kanawa
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    By Strauss (Ira Gershwin: orch. Russell Warner)Kiri Te Kanawa

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        Combining rare acting ability with one of the most beautiful soprano voices of her generation, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was among opera's most celebrated contemporary figures. Born March 6, 1944 in Gisborne, New Zealand, while still a teen she topped several vocal competitions, later winning a four-year scholarship to study at the London Opera Centre. Te Kanawa's studies there brought her to the attention of authorities at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in 1971 she made he... Read more

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