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Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa , one of the best-loved singers of our time, talks about her life and her music to

June Knox-Mawer. In this 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 Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa , one of the best-loved singers of our time, talks about her life and her music to

June Knox-Mawer. In this 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 Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Producer: Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Producer: Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970401]

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa , one of the best-loved singers of our time, talks about her life and her music to June Knox-

Mawer. In the second of four programmes, she recalls her move from the London Opera Centre, where she studied, to the Royal Opera

House and her glittering debut as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. Then there was the music of Richard Strauss , particularly the Four Last Songs.

Producer Derek Drescher Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970401]

Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Unknown: Richard Strauss

Producer: Derek Drescher

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970408]

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa , one of the best-loved singers of our time, talks about her life and her music to June

Knox-Mawer. In the third of four programmes, she explains why her New York debut of 1974 was "as terrifying as a parachute jump". She also talks about a favourite role in Der Rosenkavalier, by Richard Strauss , 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 Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970408]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970415]

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is one of the most famous singers of our time. In this last programme, she talks to June Knox-Mawer about the professional challenges and private rewards of growing older. She also speaks enthusiastically about her freedom to move from operatic arias right across to the best of Broadway, and recalls with special pleasure the electrifying Bernstein recording of his own West Side Story.

Producer Derek Drescher Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970415]