January 14, 2014

Kiri Te Kanawa — Opera Arias

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was born on March 6, 1944. In celebration of her 70th birthday, Warner Classics now releases a 4-CD box set featuring Italian Opera Arias, Puccini Arias, French Opera Arias and German Opera Arias.

Combining rare acting ability with peerless lyricism and radiance of tone, Kiri Te Kanawa is one of opera’s most celebrated contemporary figures. This four-disc set presents a selection of her favourite roles and art songs; drawing on music of the 19th and 20th centuries, it includes some of the acclaimed soprano’s most famous character portrayals and offers a tantalising glimpse of operatic might-have-beens.

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