Kiri Te Kanawa Hand Signed West Side Story LP

£75.00

1 in stock

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Genuine Kiri Te Kanawa Hand Signed West Side Story LP complete with a market leading unconditional 90 day money back guarantee and lifetime COA. This Kiri Te Kanawa Hand Signed West Side Story LP has been signed to the front cover in red ink.

Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa (born Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron, 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand soprano who has had a successful international opera career since 1968. She possesses a warm full lyric soprano voice, which has been described as “mellow yet vibrant, warm, ample and unforced”.

Te Kanawa has received accolades in many countries, singing a wide array of works in multiple languages from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini, and has found particular success in portraying princesses, nobility, and other similar characters on stage.

n 1984, Bernstein re-recorded the musical, conducting his own music for the first time. Generally known as the “operatic version” of West Side Story, it stars Kiri Te Kanawa as Maria, José Carreras as Tony, Tatiana Troyanos as Anita, Kurt Ollmann as Riff, Louise Edeiken as Rosalia, and Marilyn Horne as the offstage voice who sings “Somewhere”. It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1985. The recording process was filmed as a documentary “The Making of West Side Story”, which was made by the BBC for Unitel, Produced by Humphrey Burton and Directed by Christopher Swann. The documentary won the Flaherty BAFTA for documentary direction, a Prix Italia and was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy. It is available on YouTube.

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