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Katherine Jenkins at the opening of the Ryder Cup Wales (© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales)
The voice of this Mezzo Soprano from Neath is now recognised around the world. It’s a fairy tale story of a choir girl from Neath who went on to sign the largest record deal in UK classical recording history.
The voice of this Mezzo Soprano from Neath is now recognised around the world.
 
It’s a fairy tale story of a choir girl from Neath who won Welsh Choirgirl of the Year and a scholarship to study opera at the Royal Academy of Music.
 
Then just 23, mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins signed the largest record deal in UK classical recording history, selling more than seven million albums. Since 2004 she has become one of the world’s most prolific classical crossover artists – as well as the official mascot for the Wales rugby team. And she has also become the ‘Forces Sweetheart’ as a result of her work with the British Forces Foundation singing for British troops abroad.
Ebbw Vale artist Nathan Wyburn created this portrait of Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins with nothing but a jar of chocolate spread! (Nathan Wyburn )
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Birth: 29 June 1980
Katherine Jenkins at the opening of the Ryder Cup Wales (© Crown copyright (2013) Visit Wales)
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Katherine sings the Welsh National Anthem
Katherine Jenkins
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