P[op(era)]tart Katherine Jenkins spoke to Milan's largest daily paper, Corriere della Sera today and seriously came up in here and tried to tell us that one day she dreams to sing a full opera (Cherubino in Le Nozze or Carmen) at Teatro alla Scala. Jenkins on phone to Lissner: "I don't give a crap, I'm Katherine Jenkins. Make it happen."
The Welsh opera singer (who has actually never sung in an opera) but has already sold more CDs than Maria Callas says (all translations copyright Opera Chic, k tnx): "At the moment I'm doing different stuff, I'm singing opera arias and pop songs. But I've studied opera and I continue to study opera. To sing an opera in a theater without amplification, it was a dream of mine even before I got my record deal, and I always had the intent to do so. But it will happen when my voice is developed. It's still my dream to sing a complete opera like Carmen or Le Nozze (in the role of Cherubino) in a huge European theater like La Scala."
She goes on to name her top three opera inspirations: Placido Domingo ("Placido Domingo is my hero and mentor. I've learned from him to treat everyone with the same respect and kindness, from the most important person to the most humble."), Andrea Bocelli ("I think Bocelli is the voice of his generation, an artist like him happens only once in a million and for this his fans love him. I've always admired him. We've sung together many times before."), and Rolando Villazon, who she calls one of her best friends ("Rolando is one of the funniest men I've ever met...he always makes me laugh a lot. Thank goodness for From Popstar to Operastar or I would have never gotten to know him.") Don't make Trebs jealz!
She continued that she's a Skype junkie to keep in touch with her family and friends, and with Twitter she's able to keep in touch with her fans, "With Twitter, I can reply live from my cellular, I can see the reactions of my fans to a new video or song. I know that there are some of my colleagues who use their staff members to write those Twitter and Facebook messages instead, but I don't do that. [...] But then I confess that the only time I have left for myself is the time I spend on airplanes: no cell, no email. Up there, I am finally free."