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News: Katherine Jenkins and Matteo Bocelli announced for BST Hyde Park

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News: Katherine Jenkins and Matteo Bocelli announced for BST Hyde Park

American Express presents BST Hyde Park are excited to welcome international superstar Andrea Bocelli, headlining London’s best festival on Friday 5 July. Today we can announce more incredible special guests: Welsh Superstar, Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE, and international rising star Matteo Bocelli. They join previously announced compere Myleene Klass, opera star performers Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard and Luca Micheletti, and choir Crouch End Festival Chorus. The first classical artist to headline in BST Hyde Park’s history, and a 2024 UK exclusive, Bocelli will be joined by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Michele Spotti. Tickets on sale now, visit www.bst-hydepark.com.

Renowned for her captivating Mezzo Soprano vocals and charismatic stage presence, Katherine Jenkins OBE officially became the world’s most successful Classical singer after she was crowned ‘The Biggest Selling Classical Artist of the Century’ by Classic FM. She further cemented her title by gaining her 14th Classical Number 1 album, with 2020’s Cinema Paradiso – smashing the record books since signing the ‘biggest recording deal in UK classical music history’ at just 22 years old.

Within months of graduating from the Royal Academy of music, Katherine released her debut album Premiere, which became her first Classical Number 1 album. Six months later her second album, Second Nature, also reached Number 1, and went on to earn Katherine her first Classic BRIT Award for Best Album in 2005. The following year brought Katherine another Classic BRIT award, Album of the Year for Living A Dream.

With multiple sold-out tours, awards and accolades, as well as invitations to sing for Popes, Presidents and Princes, Katherine is also a firm favourite of the British Royal family, having performed at Jubilees, Coronation concerts, Royal birthday celebrations and more. She was also selected by the BBC to be the first artist to record ‘God Save The King’ for His Majesty, King Charles III.

Katherine Jenkins OBE will grace the Great Oak Stage for the very first time, promising an unforgettable performance – from classical masterpieces to contemporary hits, her diverse repertoire guaranteeing an experience for music lovers far and wide. Join us as we gather under the summer skies for a day of pure musical magic at BST Hyde Park!

Rising classical crossover star Matteo Bocelli is blazing a trail, selling out tours in Europe, North America and Australia. From his first appearance on the single ‘Fall On Me’ with his father, Andrea Bocelli, in 2018, to singing a reimagined version of ‘Time To Say Goodbye’ with new composition from Hans Zimmer at this year’s Oscars, Matteo Bocelli’s career has been going from strength to strength. His Night With Matteo tour has sold out world-renowned venues including the Sydney Opera House and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has opened for musical legend Lionel Richie and sung for His Majesty Charles III and Queen Camilla at the Festival of Remembrance.

In 2023 he released his debut self-titled album, which includes ‘Chasing Stars’, a touching ballad penned by Ed and Matthew Sheeran. In 2022 Matteo released A Family Christmas, alongside father Andrea and his younger sister, Virginia Bocelli, featuring on a Christmas episode of The Simpsons. Matteo’s tour continues across 2024 with dates in Europe, North and Latin America. He is also the face of Guess Menswear.

Matteo is delighted to be performing with his father once again, this time at BST Hyde Park. Fans have previously seen the pair take to the stage together at London’s O2 Arena, Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl to name a few.

Recognised as the UK’s most in-demand orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will join Andrea Bocelli, conducted by Michele Spotti. Prominent classical musician and television personality, Myleene Klass will return to the BST Hyde Park stage to compere a programme of operatic indulgence.

This enriched day of classical music will feature performances from acclaimed American soprano Nadine Sierra, x3 Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, and visionary theatrical mind Luca Micheletti. Also one of Britain’s leading symphonic choirs, Crouch End Festival Chorus.

“Hyde Park is the perfect place for coming together to celebrate my 30th anniversary and reimagine it as a springboard propelling us into the future, imbued with positivity and the power of good. Celebrating it here is sure to be unforgettable, in the vast green lung from which London has been drawing breath for hundreds of years, in this park that is the embodiment of a glorious chapter in the history of a nation, of a continent, of a civilization…and also of so much wonderful music that has rung out here, nourishing it in its wake.” – Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli is the most successful classical artist of all time – he’s performed for Popes, Presidents, Prime Ministers and royalty, sang in many of the greatest concert halls and opera houses, and sold 90 million records. There is no other classical star that comes close – he has a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 
He has performed across the world’s most famous venues and for globally significant events, including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Buckingham Palace in 2022 and at the ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

This special UK exclusive show at BST Hyde Park comes at a milestone year for Bocelli, who celebrates 30 years of his career in 2024. Drawing millions in with his popular crossover appeal, Bocelli has collaborated with iconic opera singers such as Pavarotti as well as a host of A-list pop stars including Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Dua Lipa, and many more. As former BST Hyde Park headliner Céline Dion puts it, “If God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli.”

One of the world’s most beloved performers, coming to the very special stage at BST Hyde Park for one night only. This will be an extraordinary one-off show and we look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets purchased for the Amex VIP Summer Garden, VIP HydeAway and Gold Circle areas will include reserved seating. General Admission, Primary Entry and VIP Terrace will all be unreserved standing.

The lineup for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2024 is set to be truly spectacular, with headliners SZA (29 June), Kings of Leon (30 June), Morgan Wallen (4 July), Andrea Bocelli (5 July), Robbie Williams (6 July), Shania Twain (7 July), Stevie Nicks (12 July), Kylie (13 July) and Stray Kids (14 July), with the full line up for each day to be announced, and All Things Orchestral on 28 June.

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