TVNZ announced that the “Welsh opera star” watched the Welsh Rugby Team make the quarter-finals from Melbourne in an Irish pub. “Congrats to Wales thru to quarter finals! We knew you could do it!,” she tweeted.
Sadly, rumours she was staying with the Welsh rugby team in Wellington have been denied. Jenkins’ tour manager Sevvy Enfield told the press the singer would not be giving interviews because she has a “bad throat”.
Funny. Lots of people have been saying that for a long time.
No, that’s just mean. She has a sweet sound, and nowadays there is no mention of ‘opera’ on her website, but the early marketing labels remain, so headline writers will go on calling her an opera star.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.