O Kiri Te Kanawa
Extremely successful international opera career Kiri Te Kanawa took place mainly in the period 1968-2004. With its full lyric soprano voice, singing a wide repertoire that included songs from 17 to 20 century, in Italian, French, German, Russian and English. Particularly excelled in the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, Handel and George Friderich Giacomo Puccini. Te Kanawa’s voice has a vibrant, yet fine quality and adequate strength. Now the beauty of her voice made it one of the leading and internationally highly regarded operatic sopranos. Extraordinary achievements gained primarily in the roles of princesses, noble countesses, duchesses and noblewomen, and these become even more accentuated by the natural and dignified stage presence as well as his physical beauty.