Kiri

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19961207]

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa talks to June

Knox-Mawer about her life and her music. In the first of four programmes, she recalls her Maori-European background, the start of her singing career in New Zealand, and the move to London to study at the Opera Centre. Producer Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961207]

Talks: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Producer: Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961221]

In the third of four programmes,

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa tells June Knox-

Mawer why her New York debut of 1974 was "as terrifying as a parachute jump" and recalls the moment when she had to sing before an audience of 600 million viewers at the royal wedding in 1981. Producer Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961221]

Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Producer: Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961228]

In this last programme, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa talks to June Knox-Mawer about the professional challenges and private rewards of growing older. She also recalls with special pleasure the electrifying Bernstein recording of his own West Side Story. Producer Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961228]