Kiri Te Kanawa

1944 - Today

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Dame Kiri Jeanette Claire Te Kanawa , (; born Claire Mary Teresa Rawstron, 6 March 1944) is a New Zealand opera singer. She had a full lyric soprano voice, which has been described as "mellow yet vibrant, warm, ample and unforced". Te Kanawa had three top 40 albums in Australia in the mid-1980s.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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kiri Te Kanawa has received more than 905,729 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Kiri Te Kanawa is the 256th most popular singer (down from 249th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from New Zealand and the most popular New Zealander Singer.

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  • 910k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.99

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 256 out of 3,541Before her are Gene Vincent, Tarkan, Phil Ochs, Pérez Prado, Georg Ots, and Umberto Tozzi. After her are Lucia Popp, Connie Francis, Psy, John Lydon, Barbara, and Anthony Kiedis.

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Among people born in 1944, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 104Before her are Leila Khaled, Harold Ramis, Donna Haraway, Erwin Neher, Chico Buarque, and Patrick Depailler. After her are Sondra Locke, Daniel Pennac, Coluche, Sam Elliott, Patrice Chéreau, and Andris Bērziņš.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 10 out of 206Before her are Bruce McLaren (1937), Maurice Wilkins (1916), Peter Jackson (1961), Katherine Mansfield (1888), Denny Hulme (1936), and Alan MacDiarmid (1927). After her are Chris Amon (1943), Burt Munro (1899), Lucy Lawless (1968), Alan Dale (1947), Martin Campbell (1943), and Bruce Spence (1945).

Among SINGERS In New Zealand

Among singers born in New Zealand, Kiri Te Kanawa ranks 1After her are Rosé (1997), Keith Urban (1967), Neil Finn (1958), Hayley Westenra (1987), Lorde (1996), Kimbra (1990), Brooke Fraser (1983), Daniel Bedingfield (1979), and Bic Runga (1976).