End musical theatre star Elaine Paige has been revealed
as the final "missing piece" in this year's Faenol Festival
Paige is appearing at the Faenol festival in
famous for her role in the long-running musical "Cats",
joins Spanish opera star Jose Carreras as a major attraction
in next month's festival on the north Wales country estate.
now in its fourth year, is the brainchild of Welsh baritone
Bryn Terfel, who was eager to bring musical giants to
Gwynedd, where he grew up.
so pleased that Elaine has agreed to come to Faenol this
year.," said Terfel.
be able to feature international artists of the calibre
of Josť Carreras and Elaine Paige each year is a true
recognition of our growing status on the international
will star at the "Music Under The Stars" evening which
opens the festival on 23 August, Bank Holiday Saturday.
founder Bryn Terfel
star will perform with Terfel and other West End stars,
Sally Ann Triplett, Simon Bowman and James Graeme performing
an evening of showstoppers from many of the world's favourite
an almost unrivalled setting at the foot of Snowdon, the
Faenol has developed an established presence among the
timetable of summer events in Wales.
than 20,000 visitors are expected, with concertgoers bringing
picnics to extend their time and each evening ends with
a fireworks display.
2001 the Faenol received the accolade of "The Greatest
Show in Wales" at the Welsh Tourism Awards.
has already rearranged the programme to accommodate Josť
Carreras on the festival's Opera Night on Sunday.
concert will introduce Hayley Westenra from New Zealand,
already a stage veteran at 16.
third Dragon's Fire night of the festival will feature
Welsh rock bands.
year, former soap stars Martine McCutcheon and Claire
Sweeney starred at the concert.
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