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Kiri Te Kanawa in the role that brought her fame, the Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.

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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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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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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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Kiri Te Kanawa - Tosca - Paris Opera 1982. The 1982 Paris Opera production with Kiri Te Kanawa, Ernesto Veronelli, Ingvar Wixell, Antonio Zerbini, Phillipe Duminy, Robert Dume, Michel Marimpouy and Jean Louis Soumagnas. - KiriOnLine Youtube Channel

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Community Post: 15 Classical Melodies You Totally Recognize And What They're Actually Called

"O Mio Babbino Caro" from Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" | 15 Classical Melodies You Totally Recognize And What They're Actually Called

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Kiri te Kanawa sings "Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae solennes de confessore, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Sir Colin Davis,conductor London IV.1971Kiri te Kanawa "Laudate Dominum" Mozart

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