Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
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Opera Star Hall of Fame
11. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa gained legendary status following her sensational debut as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1971. She has since moved rapidly into the top ranks of international opera, becoming one of the most famous sopranos in the world.