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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

From humble Maori origins to the world’s great opera stages

September 29, 2011
By JON WOODHOUSE (jonwoodh@gmail.com) , For The Maui News

The most acclaimed Maori opera singer in history, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, gained legendary status almost overnight after her sensational debut as the Countess in "The Marriage of Figaro" at London's Royal Opera House in the early 1970s. From then, she moved rapidly into the front ranks of international opera to become one of the most famous sopranos in the world.

 
 

 

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