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Welsh mezzo Katherine Jenkins has spoken out against crossing over into pop territory in a recent interview. For one thing, she felt it would hurt her Classical training, and secondly she just wasn't moved by it in the same way as with classical music. We leave it up to you, whether "O Sole Mio" or "You'll never walk alone" (featured on her most recent album) are still Classical. Jenkins also had an explanation at hand for the current surge in Welsh singers to international fame (Bryn Terfel, Charlotte Church are two other household names): Welsh is very melodic and based on vowels, like Italian, making singing easier. Finally, she pointed out her favourite Opera roles for the near future: Carmen, Cherubino ("Le Nozze di Figaro") and Dorabella ("Cosi Fan Tutte").

Jenkins' latest CD will now be released in the US, under the strange title of "La Diva" (which, exactly, she isn't) with a different track listing and three pieces less than the European release - ask the marketing department about that, please.

Source: Chicago Sun Times
Homepage: Katherine Jenkins

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