Kiri Te Kanawa – The Concert

Live from Trentham Park, Wellington and The Royal Naval College, Greenwich
A Production of London Weekend Television in association with Monarda Arts / RM Arts


Early in 1990, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa made a triumphant return to her native New Zealand, culminating in an open-air concert in Wellington, where an audience of over seventy-five thousand people enjoyed music ranging from Puccini to Gershwin. Just over a year later, she delighted an invited audience at Christopher Wren’s Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, with a programme of Handel and Mozart. Highlights of these two performances are “Tu che di gel sei cinta” from Puccini’s „Turandot“; “O mio babbino caro” from „Gianni Schicchi“; Mozart’s “Exsultate, jubilate”; “I Could Have Danced All Night” from the musical „My Fair Lady“; and many more.


Available at Arthaus Musik (DVD and Blu ray)



Producer: Nigel Wattis
Executive Producer: Melvyn Bragg
Directed for screen: Nigel Wattis
Production Manager: Peter Pearson
Cameras: Dick Pope, Les Young, Richard Branczik, Jack Hazan, Leo Shelton, Sean O’Donnell, Emma Aimes
Sound: Mike Fairman, John Clifton
Editor: Tony Webb
Subtitles: Italian (arias)
Running Time: 52 min
Picture Format: 4:3
Year of production: 1991


Creative Team


Wellington Concert
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: John Hopkins

Greenwich Concert
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Stephen Barlow