Friday, October 06, 2006

Katherine Jenkins Living a Dream Tour

Scored two free tickets to Katherine Jenkins' Living a Dream Tour concert at the State Theatre. Got my sister to come along with me. This is the first time I've entered the State Theatre and the place is pretty nice. A bit old, but the art deco interiors and furnishings are still magnificent.

Kane Alexander opened the concert with a few songs by Josh Groban and Seal, backed by a string quartet. There was a long lull after the opening act. The orchestra kept the audience happy with some classical pieces, then Katherine Jenkins burst on stage with a blindingly white costume. What I noticed is that she sings with a full operatic voice, but when she speaks, her voice is like a little girl's. If I remembered correctly, she did four sets (based on the number of costume changes she had). A lot of the songs came from her new Serenade album: the Italian version of (Everything I Do) I Do for You, Chanson Boheme, then O Mio Babbino Caro, Granada, etc.

While it's a good concert, I still think it's expensive at $99.