18. October 2008 · Comments Off on That’s a Lotta $$ · Categories: News, Opera, Videos, Watch

The mezzo-soprano has signed a $10million (£5.8million), five-album deal which will see her move to Los Angeles in the New Year.

This is about the “classical music singer” Katherine Jenkins. It appears Placido Domingo has taken her under his wing, too.

Miss Jenkins, who says on her website that she tries to emulate both Marilyn Monroe and Madonna, is one of the most successful British female soloists in history, with her last album Rejoice selling 500,000 copies.

Well, okay … I can see why she’d want to emulate them. Sure.

“I do not understand where the idea came from that opera is only for privileged people, I am as happy singing before 70,000 people at the Millennium Stadium, as I am in front of a few hundred in a small concert hall”

Heh. Yeah. Happy either way. But I’ll bet you make a lot more money with those 70,000.

I guess, in addition to Mr. Domingo, Mr. Terfel must like the singer too.

Speaking of Bryn Terfel … here’s a cartoon that features his incredible (okay … my opinion!) voice:

Don Giovanni

I could do without the silly growl and odd picture of Mr. Terfel at the end, though.

(That’s a weird oboe A though … is it really an oboe, or is it just that my computer’s sound isn’t the best?)

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