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Kiri Te Kanawa

Was adopted at a very young age. Met ex-husband Desmond Park on a blind date in 1967 and married him six weeks later. Her version of "Nun's Chorus" composed by Johann Strauss was New Zealand's first gold record. Has received honorary degrees from eight British, one American and two New Zealand universities. Was awarded a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1982, the Honorary Companion of the Order of Australia in 1990 and Order of New Zealand in 1995. Won the Edison Classical Music Award in 2008. Started the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation which provides scholarships to talented musicians.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mozart: Le Nozze Di Figaro (Glyndebourne Opera)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Highlights from Arena di Verona
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Prima Donna: Leading Ladies of Opera
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Puccini Gold
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Gala Tribute to Tchaikovsky
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Kiri: A Celebration: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Christmas With Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet My World of Opera
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet My World of Opera: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Verdi: Otello (Arena di Verona)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Metropolitan Opera Gala - 2005: James Levine's 25th Anniversary
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa: Legend
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Paul McCartney: Liverpool Oratorio
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Prom at the Palace
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet André Previn: The Kindness of Strangers
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Great Puccini Love Scenes
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa: Opera in the Outback
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa - Opera in the Outback
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Christmas with Kiri Te Kanawa: Carols from Coventry Cathedral
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Kiri! Her Greatest Hits Live
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Handel - The Sorceress
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Gala Tribute To Tchaikovsky
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Capriccio
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Maestro & the Diva
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa: Home and Afar
  • Actor
1991
100% Meeting Venus
  • Elisabeth
1991
No Score Yet Kiri Sings Mozart
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Nobel Jubilee Concert
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa In Concert
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Highlights from the Royal Opera
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Kiri in Concert
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Highlights From Arena Di Verona
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa at Christmas
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Opera Favorites by Verdi
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet An Evening with Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet South Pacific: The London Sessions
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Evening With Kiri te Kanawa
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Der Rosenkavalier
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet The Making of West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story)
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Placido - A Year in the Life of Placido Domingo
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Die Fledermaus
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Manon Lescaut
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Otello
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Don Giovanni
  • Donna Elvira
1979
No Score Yet I Live for Art
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet The Ring
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet Together...Kiri and Andre on Broadway
  • Actor
No Score Yet La Boheme
  • Actor
No Score Yet Kiri Te Kanawa - Royal Gala Concert
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro
  • Actor
No Score Yet Verdi - Simon Boccanegra
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Performer
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Dame Nellie Melba
86% Downton Abbey
2011-2016
  • Dame Nellie Melba

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