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Artist Portrait - Kiri Te Kanawa

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Puccini, Giacomo : Morire?, song for voice & piano
>Puccini, Giacomo : Canto d'anime, song for voice & piano
>Legrand, Michel : Magic, for voice with brass & string choirs
>Legrand, Michel : Windmills of Your Mind (Les moulins de mon coeur) (for the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair)
>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2)
>Traditional, Christmas : Ther Is No Ros' (English, Trinity Roll, 15th c.), carol
>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, spiritual
>Legrand, Michel : Blue, Green, Grey and Gone
>Legrand, Michel : What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Puccini, Giacomo : Sole e amore (Mattinata), for voice & piano
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Her singing is not simply a matter of voice, but while there are plenty of sopranos who will perform with admirable efficiency in a comparable repertoire, there is not one in a thousand who can provide such beauty of tone." - J.B. Steane



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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Come scoglio immoto resta
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Ensemble: Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich, teure Halle
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Puccini, Giacomo : Morire?, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Roger Vignoles (Piano); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1917

>Puccini, Giacomo : Canto d'anime, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Roger Vignoles (Piano); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>Legrand, Michel : Magic, for voice with brass & string choirs
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Michel Legrand
  • Ensemble: London Studio Orchestra
  • Notes: Petersham Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (02/13/1992-02/20/1992)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Legrand, Michel : Windmills of Your Mind (Les moulins de mon coeur) (for the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair)
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Michel Legrand
  • Ensemble: London Studio Orchestra
  • Notes: Petersham Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (02/13/1992-02/20/1992)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, Christmas : Coventry Carol (2) :: "Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child"
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Robin Stapleton
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1498

>Traditional, Christmas : Ther Is No Ros' (English, Trinity Roll, 15th c.), carol
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Robin Stapleton
  • Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1420

>Traditional, Christmas : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, spiritual
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Robin Stapleton
  • Ensemble: Coventry Cathedral Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.

>Legrand, Michel : Blue, Green, Grey and Gone
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Michel Legrand
  • Ensemble: London Studio Orchestra
  • Notes: Petersham Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (02/13/1992-02/20/1992)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Legrand, Michel : What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Michel Legrand
  • Ensemble: London Studio Orchestra
  • Notes: Petersham Church, Petersham, Surrey, England (02/13/1992-02/20/1992)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Chi'il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: Lyon Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Sole e amore (Mattinata), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Roger Vignoles (Piano); Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (05/14/1996-05/22/1996)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Si. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performers: Richard Leech (Tenor); Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass); Gino Quilico (Baritone); Kiri Te Kanawa; Alan Titus (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/17/1994-06/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Richard Leech (Tenor); Roberto Scandiuzzi (Bass); Gino Quilico (Baritone); Kiri Te Kanawa; Alan Titus (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (06/17/1994-06/26/1994)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896