Personalities | (Dame) Kiri Te Kanawa | Contemporary | Classical
New Zealand soprano
Having come to England to study at the London Opera Centre, Te Kanawa made her Covent Garden debut as the Countess (Mozart’s Figaro) in 1971. Appearances quickly followed at Glyndebourne, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala and the Salzburg Festival. She became increasingly associated with the music of Richard Strauss, especially the roles of Arabella, the Countess (Capriccio) and the Marschallin (Rosenkavalier). She recorded the Four Last Songs with Solti, a conductor with whom she had a close association.
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