Dame Kiri and Friends - The Gala Concert (2004)

Dame Kiri and Friends - The Gala Concert
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Actor: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

February 28, 2004, saw a historic event at Auklands Aoeta Centre. New Zealand's two greatest operatic divas, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major, performed together in concert for the very first time. Kiri wanted to find a very special way to launch her new Foundation, which has been set up to support talented New Zealand singers and musicians.

The concert sold out within days of going on sale and the evening itself was an enormous celebration of New Zealand talent; the spirit of that magical night is perfectly captured on this wonderful recording.

Track listing

  1. Tarakihi Chorus
  2. Mozart: Porgi Amor (le Nozze De Figaro) Kiri Te Kanawa
  3. Mozart: Soave Sia Il Vento (cosi Fan Tutte) Kiri Te Kanawa / Edward Scorgie / Helen Medlyn
  4. Strauss: Morgen Kiri Te Kanawa
  5. Bizet: Habanera (carmen) Helen Medlyn / Chorus
  6. Bizet: Flower Song "le Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée (carmen) Simon O'neill
  7. Verdi: Merce Dilette (i Vespri Siciliani Malvina Major (conductor Brian Law)
  8. Charpentier: Depuis Le Jour (louise) Kiri Te Kanawa
  9. Delibes: Dome Epais, Le Jasmin (lakmé) Kiri Te Kanawa / Malvina Major
  10. Puccini: Vissi D'arte (tosca) Malvina Major (conductor: Brian Law)
  11. Puccini: Nessun Dorma (turandot) Simon O'neill / Chorus
  12. Puccini: Un Bel Dí Vedremo (madame Butterfly) Malvina Major (conductor: Brian Law)
  13. Puccini: Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta (la Rondine) Kiri Te Kanawa
  14. Mozart: Che Soave Zefiretto (le Nozze Di Figaro) Kiri Te Kanawa / Malvina Major
  15. Cilea: Io Son L'umile Ancella (adriana Lecouvreur) Kiri Te Kanawa
  16. Puccini: O Soave Fanciulla (la Bohème) Kiri Te Kanawa / Simon O'neill
  17. Bernstein: Make Your Garden Grow (candide) Simon O'neill / Chorus
  18. Strauss: Champagne Chorus (die Fledermaus) Full Company
  19. Enya/n.ryan/r.ryan: May It Be (lord Of The Rings Soundtrack) Kiri Te Kanawa & Chorus
  20. Hine E Hine Kiri Te Kanawa & Chorus

Status: Normal
Run time: 90mins
Aspect Ratio:

Member Reviews (5)

Fantastic, if you like opera, really enjoyed this concert, highly recomended
Posted Thursday, 9 August 2012 See my other reviews
Besz R.
Very enjoyable watched it 3 times
Posted Thursday, 31 January 2008 See my other reviews
Heide E.
Posted Wednesday, 16 May 2007 See my other reviews
Heide E.
Posted Wednesday, 16 May 2007 See my other reviews
Peter F.
A beautiful tape. The music ands singing were wonderful.
Posted Wednesday, 8 March 2006 See my other reviews