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6 September 2012, 15:41
Two of the world's superstar singers will join forces for the first time tomorrow at an open-air concert in Preston for an evening of classical music.
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins is preparing to sing with Spanish superstar tenor José Carreras and Manchester Camerata in Preston tomorrow. The one-off concert is being held in Avenham Park as part of the Preston Guild 2012 celebrations.
Both artists have enjoyed hugely successful careers, but this is the first time they have performed together. They will be singing a minimum of 8 solos each during the two-hour concert, accompanied by 62-piece orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, conducted by David Gimenez.
Katherine said she was looking forward to taking to the stage with José in front of the 10,000-strong audience.
"It's the first time we've performed together on stage and I can't wait," she said. "I hope the fans are as excited as I am!"
After today's rehearsal with José, Chief Executive of Manchester Camerata, Bob Riley, said he was looking forward to the performance.
"I have just left the rehearsal for the concert tomorrow and was struck by the immediate and warm rapport between José Carreras and the orchestra," he said. "It is an honour and a privilege for Manchester Camerata to be performing with one of the greatest tenors of our generation."
The players are very much looking forward to meeting Katherine tomorrow.