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Kiri Te Kanawa - Opera Arias

Puccini / Charpentier / Debussy / Kiri Te Kanawa
Release Date: 02/11/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 2564635295   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGustave CharpentierClaude DebussyHector Berlioz,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaRoger VignolesAndrew Schulman
Conductor:  Kent NaganoJeffrey TateJulius RudelMyung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Combining rare acting ability with peerless lyricism and radiance of tone, Kiri Te Kanawa is one of opera’s most celebrated contemporary figures. This four-disc set presents a selection of her favourite roles and art songs; drawing on music of the 19th and 20th centuries, it includes some of the acclaimed soprano’s most famous character portrayals and offers a tantalising glimpse of operatic might-have-beens. Combining rare acting ability with peerless lyricism and radiance of tone, Kiri Te Kanawa is one of opera’s most celebrated contemporary figures. This four-disc set presents a selection of her favourite roles and art songs; drawing on music of the 19th and 20th centuries, it includes some of the acclaimed soprano’s most famous character portrayals and offers a tantalising glimpse of operatic might-have-beens. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Sole e amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Avanti, Urania! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Madama Butterfly: Act 2 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
12.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Morire? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1917-1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
19.
L'enfant prodigue: Azaël! Azaël! Pourquoi m'as tu quittée? by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884/1908; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: French 
20.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: D'amour, l'ardente flamme by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
21.
Hérodiade: Il est doux, il est bon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
22.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Elle a fui, la tourterelle! by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: French 
23.
Iphigénie en Tauride: O toi qui prolongeas mes jours by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778-1779; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: French 
24.
Manon: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle "Gavotte" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
25.
Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
26.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Comme autrefois by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
27.
Le Cid: Pleurez, mes yeux! by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
28.
Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanitá conoscesti del mondo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: French 
29.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: German 
30.
Tannhäuser: Allmächt'ge Jungfrau "Elisabeth's Prayer" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: German 
31.
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: German 
32.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: O Sachs! mein Freund! by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
33.
Die Walküre: Du bist der Lenz by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: German 
34.
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60: Es gibt ein Reich by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911/1916; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
35.
Die ägyptische Helena, Op. 75: Zweite Brautnacht, Zaubernacht "Helen's Awakening" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1923-1927; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: German 
36.
Daphne, Op. 82: Ich komme, grünende Brüder [Final scene] by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936-1937; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: German 
37.
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
38.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Und ob die Wolke by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Andrew Schulman (Cello), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: German 
39.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
40.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Leise, leise fromme Weise by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Language: German 
41.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
42.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
43.
Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
44.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
45.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
46.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
47.
I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
48.
Mefistofele: L'altra notte in fondo al mare by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
49.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
50.
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 
51.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, 

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 Te Kanawa in usual Top Form March 19, 2014 By G K Barranger (Covington, LA) See All My Reviews "This is q splendid gatherum of Dame Kii's oeuvre. It is well worth the purchase of the whole – particularly for folks who wan to iPod the lot for automotive playback now that cd players have become a thing of the past along with LP's 78's and cylinders" Report Abuse
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