Her Unsung Story
From unwanted baby and unpromising student to Royal favourite and multimillionaire icon of the music industry. No diva alive today exudes the glamour, appeal and sheer musical excitement of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. She is the most loved, the most widely recorded and the most instantly recognisable female face in the classical music world, the supreme soprano.
Yet in the tradition of the truly great divas, Dame Kiri is an enigma. Behind the beguiling and bewitching public face lies a complex, often capricious personality. 'Kiri: Her Unsung Story' is the remarkable tale of the highs and lows of a stunning career and of an often equally volatile private life. Revealed for the first time are the great early loves of her life, her secret battles in the cut-throat world of opera politics and the heartbreaking end of the marriage that underpinned Dame Kiri's success and happiness across four decades.