Mezzo-Soprano star Katherine Jenkins is returning to South African stages for three performances in August.
In the past few weeks Jenkins took America by storm as a celebrity guest on reality TV show, Dancing with the Stars, where she progressed all the way to the finals, ultimately emerging as runner-up. She was recently interviewed by prime time television celebrity talk show hosts, Piers Morgan and Jay Leno and was honoured to sing the National Anthem for the Queen at The Derby to launch the recent Royal Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London — reaching out to a global television audience.
Jenkins will be performing in Johannesburg at Carnival City's Big Top Arena on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August and in Cape Town at the Grand Arena Grand West on Friday 17 August.
Best known for her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns, Jenkins - at the age of only 31 - is one of the world's most important classical crossover artists.
The singer, from the tiny village of Neath in the Welsh Valleys, has released eight studio albums, with sales exceeding seven million units. She has won numerous BRIT Awards and platinum albums, and signed the biggest-ever classical record deal when she was only 23 years old.
To add to her list of achievements, she has performed with Placido Domingo, had lunch with the Queen and sung 'Happy Birthday' to Barbra Streisand. Jenkins is further recognised for her work with the British Forces Foundation of which she is a trustee, and she is now known as the 'Forces' Sweetheart'.
Her appearances on prime-time TV have all helped change the perception of classical music and expand the audience for the crossover style pioneered by Jenkins over the last few years. South Africa is no exception to this trend which is evidenced by her growth in popularity and record sales in this country, and her previous sold-out tour.
Jenkins will appear in SA with a full orchestra and her own conductor from the UK, the renowned Anthony Inglis, and will be dressed in her signature spectacular gowns.
Her performance will feature an array of both popular and classical music - all in all a memorable occasion not to be missed! Tickets are available at Computicket and range between R225 and R525.
For further information, please see Katherine's website: www.katherinejenkins.co.uk.