I've been a fan of Kiri Te Kanawa's since I began vocal studies more than 15 years ago. The ease with which she sang and the creamy, gorgeous voice was something to behold. So, when I saw that she released a DVD, and of performances I didn't already own on video, I couldn't wait to buy a copy. Owning this DVD is worth the anticipation I went through! There are two concerts presented, from about 10 years ago, although there is only about an hour's worth of music included. (Why, I'd like to know.) The first concert, despite being an outdoor performance, was recorded very well, although there is a tiny bit of feedback present at times. She sings Puccini, Verdi and some popular songs. The outdoor crowd adds a great deal of excitement to this performance (and goose bumps). In the second half, a more subdued location and program (Handel, Mozart) bring about a different air altogether. Though her voice doesn't (and never did) have the agility of, say, a true coloratura, it is admirable and something to which we mere mortals should aspire. She is a true Mozartean singer. My voice teacher always told me, if you can master singing the works of Mozart, you can sing just about anything. Dame Kiri is living proof of that. I will recommend this DVD to anyone, whether they be fan or student, or both.