The Welsh tabloid pleaser appeared early this morning on BBC Television’s faltering Breakfast show and was introduced, inaccurately, as ‘the opera singer’. A real opera singer, Donal Byrne, watched her appearance and wrote the following letter of protest.
A question for Katherine Jenkins -
Dear Katherine, those of us who depend on the moniker of “opera-singer” for our livelihood and who have enormous respect for all that word entails in terms of study, practice and the effort required to achieve, normally show enough reserve to hold off using that title to describe ourselves, until we have sung at least one complete operatic role in a full opera at a recognised opera house and are doing so on a regular basis. Ignoring your own publicity hype or your aspirations for the future, could you please tell me what makes you think you are qualified to use the title ?
Thanks in advance,
D. J. Byrne
P.S. Love the dresses!
If you’d like to add further comments, we’ll send the complete bag to the appropriate authority at the BBC. It’s an editorial lapse on their part.
UPDATE: Elsewhere, Ms Jenkins has been discovering her inner Mormon.