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Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa studied voice in New Zealand, where she was a popular singer as a teenager. She enrolled in the London Opera Center in 1966, and had her Covent Garden debut 1 December 1971. Although her acting ability is highly regarded on the operatic stage, she has made few theatrical films. See full bio »

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: My World of Opera
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 2013 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Dame Nellie Melba
- Episode #4.3 (2013) ... Dame Nellie Melba
 1982-1995 The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series)
Amelia Grimaldi / Arabella / Rosalinde / ...
- Simon Boccanegra (1995) ... Amelia Grimaldi
- Arabella (1994) ... Arabella
- Die Fledermaus (1986) ... Rosalinde
- Der Rosenkavalier (1982) ... Princess von Werdenberg
 1993 Capriccio (TV Movie)
The Countess
 1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
- The Sorceress (1993) ... Alcina
 1992 Otello (TV Movie)
 1991 Simon Boccanegra (TV Movie)
 1991 Meeting Venus
Elisabeth (Tannhäuser highlights performed by) (voice)
 1984 Die Fledermaus (TV Movie)
 1983 Manon Lescaut (TV Movie)
Manon Lescaut
 1982 Otello (TV Movie)
 1982 Tosca (TV Movie)
 1980 La Bohème (TV Movie)
 1964 Runaway Killer
Isobel Wharewera
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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

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I am a quiet, conservative person who was born to sing. See more »


She was awarded an honorary A.C. (Companion of the Order of Australia) on January 26, 1990 for her services to Opera and the performing arts. See more »

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