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Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri Line breaks: Dame Kiri Te Kan¦awa
Pronunciation: /teɪ ˈkanəwə/
/tə/ /ˈkɑːnəwə/

Definition of Te Kanawa, Dame Kiri in English:

(B.1944), New Zealand operatic soprano, resident in Britain since 1966; full name Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa. She made her debut in London in 1970 and since then has sung in the world’s leading opera houses.

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