Kiri Sings Opera

Selwyn Rogers
1967

Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Kiri Sings Opera
Kiri Te Kanawa at the Bowl of Brooklands
Measurements.Dimensions 12" x 12"
Measurements.Format LP
33 1/3 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Four colour
Techniques Photography
Photography was used for the source images.
Creator.Personal name Selwyn Rogers
Role Photographer
For the front cover photograph of Kiri Te Kanawa.
Creator.Corporate name Charters and Guthrie Associates Ltd. New Plymouth
Role Photographer
For the front cover photograph of the Bowl of Brooklands (New Plymouth, New Zealand).
Creator.Personal name Kiri Te Kanawa
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name Kiwi Records
Role Record Label
Date 1967
This is the date of the performance of the songs on the record.
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Phototransparency
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this album.
Location.Creation Site Bowl of Brooklands (New Plymouth, New Zealand)
The front cover shows a photograph of the Bowl of Brooklands (New Plymouth, New Zealand), which is the site of the concert recorded on this album.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number LC 46
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0125_f, nzgda_rc_i_0125_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 586182
Style/Period.Period 1960's
Style/Period.Style Operatic
Culture New Zealand
Subject Woman, performance, fur, stage, opera, audience, logo, water, night
Subject Kiri Te Kanawa
Relation.referenced by Prodesign #50 Dec 2000/Jan 2001
This image was used in an article by Chris Mousdale entitled "digging for gold", about record cover design as a window on New Zealand culture.
Description Front cover; image and text. The front cover is divided into three main areas. The record title sits in large type along the lower part of the cover. Each word is in a different colour - "Kiri" in magenta, "sings" in pastel pink, and "opera" in a dark shaded blue with a decoration in yellow. Under this in black italic serif type runs the venue. The rest of the cover contains a dramatic night photograph of the Bowl of Brooklands showing the audience and orchestra seated. A photo of Kiri te Kanawa is inset in the main photo. She is pictured against a blue studio background, with a black fur collared coat or cloak wrapped around her shoulders. Her hair is in a typical 1960's bouffant style. The Kiwi Records logo is in the top left corner of the cover. [KY]
Description Back cover; image and text. The back cover is text only with the left side containing the album title, the song titles, and further recordings by Kiri Te Kanawa. The right side is a prose piece about the concert at which the songs were performed, and some information about each song. The type is all serif in black. [KY]
Description Kiri Te Kanawa is New Zealand's most famous and recorded opera singer. [FJ]
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland, New Zealand
The record documented was from this record shop.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001
Source Frances Joseph
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001
Rights Kiwi Records
Typography The record title sits in large type along the lower part of the cover. Each word is in a different colour - "Kiri" in magenta, "sings" in pastel pink,and "opera" in a dark shaded blue with a decoration in yellow.
Weight Elongated
Size 120 point
Serifness Serif
Colour Magenta, pink and dark blue with yellow decoration.
Case Upper case
Typography The venue name runs under the title in black italic serif type.
Style Italic
Weight Light
Size 30 point
Serifness Serif
Colour Black
Typography The back cover is all in black serif type.
Weight Light
Serifness Serif
Colour Black
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