Debate has raged back and forth on this site about child prodigy Jackie Evancho, who topped the US classical charts after appearing on America’s Got Talent. Jackie’s supporters heatedly deny that she is, or wishes to become, an opera singer.
Well, Russian media have just announced that she’s appearing in St Petersburg in a ‘Bouquet of Opera’ beside Dmitry Hvorostovsky and Sumi Jo, both respected opera professionals, with a symphony orchestra conducted by Sarah Hicks. The concert is on June 20. Tickets are on sale a 3,500-12,000 rubles for who want to sit close but the concert will be beamed onto big screens for free viewing, as it was last year when Sting performed.
The occasion is the Russian International Economic Forum, an oligarchs’ get-together.
Read more here (in Russian, or with fairly comprehensible Google Translate)