Sunday, June 24, 2012
Jonathan Veira will perform to a smaller audience in Westward Ho! this week.
AN international opera star is taking time out from the Royal Opera House and an audience of thousands to perform at Westward Ho! Baptist Church on Friday, June 29.
The concert is part of Jonathan Veira’s ‘Larger than Life Tour’ which is hitting smaller venues and follows critical acclaim for his 2011 success on the big opera stage.
Now, instead of performing Verdi, Britten or Donizetti, the musical chameleon just as likely to be found singing Billy Joel or gospel.
“For nearly 27 years I have been singing opera all around the whole world whilst also developing my ‘Audience with JV’,” he said.
“The ‘side show’ has gradually taken on a life of its own, spawning a DVD, seven gospel CDs and a list of venues wanting to host the show.
“It’s wonderful to be able to incorporate the wide variety of music that I love to perform, with Verdi and Mozart to Billy Joel, Elton John and even some country and western, for goodness sake!”
His one man show is distinctive and audiences get much more than just ‘the voice’. A superb comic raconteur, Jonathan’s anecdotal story telling has people of all generations rocking with laughter.
The concert starts at 7.30pm and admission is by ticket only, costing £7 and available from Debbie Kimber on 01805 603314.