Kiri Te Kanawa

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Birthday
6, 1944
Birthplace
Gisborne, New Zealand
Birth Sign
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Birthday
6, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Gisborne, New Zealand

About

New Zealand soprano singer who sang with the Santa Fe Opera in The Marriage of Figaro and in the Leonard Bernstein version of West Side Story.

Before Fame

She was adopted by Maori parents and attended Saint Mary's College Auckland.

Trivia

She performed in Arabella as the lead in 1977 with the Houston Grand Opera.

Family Life

She married Desmond Park on August 30, 1967 and they divorced in 1997.

Associated With

In 1986, she partnered with Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti's fellow tenor, in the recording of the musical South Pacific.