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.