About Kiri Te Kanawa
johnrpierce.com Opera Pages
Yahoo! club Kiri Te Kanawa
Boston Herald review of February 24, 2002 recital at Symphony Hall, Boston
The Story of Opera
The Story of Opera,
at Barnes and Noble

Opera for Lovers
Opera for Lovers
at Barnes and Noble

Arabella is available at amazon.com on DVD with the following cast:

Kiri Te Kanawa: Arabella
Wolfgang Brendel: Mandryka
Marie McLaughlin: Zdenka
David Kuebler: Matteo
Helga Dernesch: Adelaide
Donald McIntyre: Count Waldner
Charles Workman: Count Elemer
Kim Josephson: Count Dominik
Julien Robbins: Cound Lamoral
Natalie Dessay: The Fiakermilli
Jane Shaulis: A fortuneteller

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Christian Thielemann, conductor

The DVD can also be ordered from
Kiri Te Kanawa's recording of Chants d'Auvergne of Canteloube, along with Bachiana Brasileira no. 5 of Villa-Lobos, can be ordered from amazon.com.
"How is it that [Kiri] Te Kanawa has remained so normal, while other gifted sopranos have ended up prone to quirks and temper tantrums?

"'I think they have a predisposition,' she says. 'They were already monstrous; they're just reverting to type. Their name sometimes gives you a clue, if you know what I mean.'"
--from an article by Tim Smith in the
Baltimore Sun of October 19, 2002.
Richard Strauss's Capriccio on DVD (with encoding for United States and Canada) with Kiri Te Kanawa, David Kuebler, and Simon Keenlyside can be ordered from amazon.com.
On March 6, 2006, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is 62.