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Kiri Te Kanawa
Biographical Information

Sex:F
Age:67
Birth Date:March 6, 1944
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
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Occupation:Musician

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KIRI TE KANAWA
Kiri Te Kanawa

Biography:Kiri Te Kanawa Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ, AC, DBE (born March 6, 1944), is an internationally famous New Zealand opera singer. In 1981, she was seen and heard around the world by an estimated 600 million people when she sang Handel's "Let the Bright Seraphim" at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer.

Te Kanawa was born in Gisborne, New Zealand. She has both Māori and European ancestry but little is known about her birth parents as she was adopted as an infant. In her teens and early 20s, Te Kanawa was a pop star and popular entertainer at clubs in New Zealand.

She was formally trained in operatic singing by the celebrated Dame Sister Mary Leo, who was New Zealand's best-known opera coach. She began her singing career as a mezzo-soprano, but later developed into a soprano. Her recording of the "Nuns' Chorus" from the Strauss operetta Casanova was New Zealand's first gold record.

In 1965 she won the prestigious Mobil Song Quest, entered by all types of singers, jazz, pop and classical, with her performance of Puccini's "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca. As the winner, she received a grant to study in London. In 1966, she enrolled at the London Opera Centre, and she first appeared on stage as the second lady in Die Zauberflöte. In 1969, she sang Elena in Rossini's La donna del lago at the Camden Festival. After being offered a three-year contract, she made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as 'Xenia' in Boris Godunov and a 'Flower Maiden' in Parsifal in 1970.

Achievements: (Filmography)
West Side Story (1962)

Chinese Horoscope for Kiri Te Kanawa
Includes characteristics and Vices
Kiri Te Kanawa's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 25, 1944 - February 12, 1945
Birthday: March 6, 1944

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Improvisation
Cunning
Stability
Leadership
Wit
Zeal
Vices:
Deceit
Ruse
Loquacity
Self-Involvement
Silliness
Opportunism


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Kiri Te Kanawa's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: March 6, 1944

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Kiri Te Kanawa's Growth Tarot Card Death

Birthday: March 6, 2011

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

 

 

 

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