March 06, 2014

Happy Birthday Kiri Te Kanawa

The Opera singer Kiri Te Kanawa, famous for her Strauss-recordings, is celebrating her 70th birthday today.

Combining rare acting ability with peerless lyricism and radiance of tone, Kiri Te Kanawa is one of opera’s most celebrated contemporary figures.

To find out more about her, listen to our latest four-disc set of Opera Arias, presenting 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.

For more information click here.