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Kiri Te Kanawa as Countess Almaviva in "The Marriage of Figaro" no other singer can fulfill this role like kiri

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Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa (1944 - ) is a New Zealander who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968. Acclaimed as one of the most beloved sopranos in both the United States and Britain she possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice, singing a wide array of works in multiple languages from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini.

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: b. 1944; Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is a New Zealand/Māori soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968. Acclaimed as one of the most beloved sopranos in both the United States and Britain she possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice, singing a wide array of works in multiple languages from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini.

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Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AC (born 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand/Maori soprano who has had a highly successful international opera career since 1968. Acclaimed as one of the most beloved sopranos in both the United States and Britain she possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice.

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Photograph of Kiri Te Kanawa in period costume for "La Traviata," Sydney: 1978, photographed by Brian Brake, colour transparencies, colour slides.

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How Downton Abbey got Nellie Melba all wrong

Long fields of barley and of rye, That clothe the wold and meet the sky; And thro' the field the road runs by To many-tower'd Camelot; And up and down the people go, Gazing where the lilies blow Round...

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017 | 11 - 18 June. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has been Patron of the competition since 2011. Season Tickets go on sale on the St David’s Hall website tomorrow! (10th Jan) |...