The multi-platinum selling mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins comes to Sheffield City Hall to tour her latest album Daydream on Sunday January 22, 2012. Taking in 21 cities across the UK, Katherine will be performing up close and personal for her first theatre tour in three years.
Since her debut album Premiere in 2004, Katherine has made crossing over from classical performer to pop stardom look effortless, following her debut up with a further seven recordings which have all flown off the shelves and broken numerous records for a classical artist.
Her music is a diverse mix of opera, traditional Welsh chorus and pop, which has led her to work with some of the biggest pop and opera stars in the business including Gary Barlow and Andrea Bocelli. The Neath born singer is a popular television guest too, appearing recently on BBC 1’s Songs of Praise and The Festival of Remembrance. Most notably she appeared on the 2010 Christmas episode of BBC 1’s Dr Who, where she performed a haunting version of Abigail’s Song, which features as a bonus track on her latest album.
Daydream is the title of her new LP released earlier in the year, and this will be for many fans their first chance to hear fresh material. In many ways it is a return to her classical roots, reaffirming her multi-lingual talents singing in Welsh, Italian and French, but also offering superb versions of well known songs, such as I Dreamed a Dream from musical Les Misérables.
Katherine recently announced that American artist, Nathan Pacheco would be joining her as a special guest on the UK tour, bringing his own special blend of classical-pop for Sheffield audiences to hear for the first time. Such was their instant musical connection when they first met, that Katherine has recorded a duet with Nathan, a recording of O Holy Night, which is currently available for download.
This is a fantastic opportunity to see one of the Britain’s best loved female vocalists along with a very promising star of tomorrow. Only a few tickets remain before this show sells out, so those still wanting to buy should act quickly.
January 22, 2012, 7.30pm, Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall,tickets: £65, £47.50, £37.50, £27.50. Box office: 01142 789 789 Sheffield City Hall