Kiri Te Kanawa

1944 - Today

Kiri Te Kanawa

Dame Kiri Jeanette Claire Te Kanawa (; born Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron, 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand former opera singer. Her career included a 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 many languages dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries. She is particularly associated with the works of Mozart, Strauss, Verdi, Handel and Puccini, and has found considerable success in portraying princesses, nobility, and other similar characters on stage.Though she rarely sang opera later in her career, Te Kanawa frequently performed in concert and recital, gave masterclasses, and supported young opera singers in launching their careers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kiri Te Kanawa has received more than 726,737 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 248th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 730k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.17

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 248 out of 3,001Before her are Gianni Morandi, Glenn Hughes, Psy, Jussi Björling, Tito Gobbi, and Phil Ochs. After her are Cab Calloway, Rita Pavone, Connie Francis, Bülent Ersoy, Laura Branigan, and André Claveau.

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Among people born in 1944, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 102Before her are Harold Ramis, Bora Milutinović, Kemal Sunal, Gianni Morandi, Askar Akayev, and Daniel Pennac. After her are Sam Elliott, W. G. Sebald, Chico Buarque, Jeroen Krabbé, Abdul Hamid, and Terry Brooks.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 10 out of 145Before her are Maurice Wilkins (1916), Bruce McLaren (1937), Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), and Alan MacDiarmid (1927). After her are Burt Munro (1899), Martin Campbell (1943), Lucy Lawless (1968), Alan Dale (1947), Bruce Spence (1945), and Chris Amon (1943).

Among SINGERS In New Zealand

Among singers born in New Zealand, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 1After her are Keith Urban (1967), Rosé (1997), Neil Finn (1958), Hayley Westenra (1987), Lorde (1996), Kimbra (1990), Brooke Fraser (1983), and Daniel Bedingfield (1979).