and Westenra join Wales side
Hannah Jones, The Western Mail
TWO of the world's finest voices will buoy the Welsh
rugby team into action in today's final Six Nations
Jenkins, the Neath-born diva who has signed a seven-figure
deal with Universal Classics believed to be worth £1m,
has taught the biggest-selling operatic star the national
the past two weeks, 23-year-old Katherine has coached
teenage singing sensation Hayley Westenra in Welsh.
pair will team up to sing the nation's pride prior to
the Wales game with Italy at the Millennium Stadium
Zealander Hayley, the biggest selling classical star
in the world, said she hopes she gets the pronunciation
is a fantastic opportunity for me, and I hope I do the
national anthem justice.
has been working very hard with me and has had to be
sung in Wales a few times, the highlight being with
Bryn Terfel and Jos Carreras at Bryn's Faenol Festival
in North Wales last year.
it's just wonderful to be at the Millennium Stadium
and it was a dream come true for me to be invited by
Katherine to sing with her there.
place really has a wonderful reputation."
who is supporting Hayley on her UK tour and will sing
with her at a concert at St David's Hall in the city
tomorrow, added, "This is a really exciting time
for me and it's great to be back singing for the boys
before such a big match.
only do I get to sing at the Millennium Stadium again,
I get to do it with one of the world's great young stars."