Smorgasbord Music Column 2022 – William Price King meets the Music Legends – #Classical – Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – The Early Years
I know, I love rock. But I actually have a wide appreciation of music and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is a favourite singer. Love her sense of humour too. Thanks William Price King and Sally Cronin for this feature.
It is eight years since William Price King joined Smorgasbord to share music across the genres. It is six years since we have featured some of the music legends and delighted to showcase them again in 2022.
Welcome to the next series of musical legends and this week we are delighted to feature Kiri Te Kanawa, the renowned soprano from New Zealand who took the world by storm in the 1960s, and continues to inspire and delight audiences with rare but outstanding performances.
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – The Early Years
Kiri Te Kanawa has a stunning voice and has received critical acclaim from her work in Opera and also in popular music.
Kiri Te Kanawa had a challenging start in life in 1944 when she was born into a family who were unable to financially support another child. Her birth name is Claire Mary Rawstron and she originates…
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