About this Recording
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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa's story has all the best elements of an operatic fairytale. Coming from a part-Maori background she went on to become the world's most famous and best-loved female opera star. In this definitive profile, Kiri Te Kanawa talks about her life and her career in a series of revealing in-depth interviews, including excerpts from concerts, opera performances and rehearsals. As a special feature on this DVD you can see highlights from three memorable concert performances, comprising arias and songs by Puccini, Verdi, Handel, Mozart and others.

With participation of

Sir Georg Solti
Jeffrey Tate
Stphen Barlow
John Hopkins
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
The Vienna Philharmonic

Edited and narrated by Melvyn Bragg

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