Dame Malvina Major is one of New Zealand's foremost opera sopranos and has just gifted her personal archives to Waikato University.
The collection contains documents covering her entire career - from her origins performing country music to her time on the stage in London's West End.
The Dame Malvina Major Foundation was established in 1991 to offer support to emerging New Zealanders in the performing arts.
She is an Associate at the music programme at the University of Waikato in Hamilton.
Dame Malvina speaks to Jesse.