Katherine Jenkins at the Open Air Theatre on 3rd August.
Soprano Jenkins hits the right note at show
From The Scarborough News – 4th August 2013
The Open Air Theatre was draped in a sea of red, white and blue, as superstar soprano Katherine Jenkins graced the venue for her headline show.
The platinum-selling Welsh opera sensation left around 3,000 fans mesmerized in the early part of her Saturday night concert, with renditions of classical staples such as Pie Jesu and Time to Say Goodbye.
The rousing Last Night of the Proms tinged climax of the near two-hour had the audience in raptures, with hundreds of Union Jacks waved in unison, as the star belted out the likes of Rule Britannia. Logistically, it was one of the biggest concerts staged to date at the multi-million pound venue. With a full orchestra backing the opera star, as well as the Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers and local support Robyn Keech, over 100 artists performed at the show.
Promoters said that there had been a last minute surge in ticket sales for the concert, with between 800 and 1,000 tickets sold on Saturday alone. And although it wasn't a sell-out, the fans that had bought tickets were left in no doubt that they were seeing an artist very much at the top of her game.
The star changed gowns several times during the course of the evening, exiting the stage to allow chart-topping accordion player Martynas Levickis to showcase his talents. The soprano also raised a laugh from the crowd, after admitting that a fly had flew into her eye mid song.
The show was finished off with a spectacular fireworks display that lit up the night sky, and as fans left, they were left in no doubt that the show had been a night to remember for Scarborough.