12 Apr 2007

Dame Kiri in Conversation

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 12 April 2007
Kiri Te Kanawa in costume

Kiri Te Kanawa in costume Photo: Rex Features

In 2007, Kiri Te Kanawa joined Christine Argyle in the studio for an extended conversation about her life and her international singing career, illustrated with a selection from her many recordings.

"I think I preferred lighter music because that was all we had in this country at that time.  Of course now the whole world has opened up and it’s such a small world to get anything you want. But I think my eye was on opera because I rather fancied the costumes and all the sort of glory and whatever goes with it." - Kiri Te Kanawa

Music Details:

TRAD:           Pokarekare ana                                      KIWI CD KML 1

KERN:           Can’t help lovin’ dat man (Showboat)    EMI 7 54527

HAGEMAN:    Do not go my love                                  KIWI CD TRL 025

MOZART:       Porgi Amor (Marriage of Figaro)            DECCA 436 286

STRAUSS:     Nach dem Matteo (Arabella)                  DECCA 417 623

STRAUSS:     Beim Schlafengehen (4 Last Songs)     DECCA 430 511

DUPARC:       L’Invitation au voyage                             CBS MK 76868

PUCCINI:        Ch’il bel sogno di Doretta (La Rondine)  ERATO 0630-17071


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