Famous five are in concert

Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins
Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins

Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins, the popular mezzo soprano, will unite for the very first time to perform together as part of their co-headline UK and European tour.

They will start the UK leg of the tour at Capital FM Arena Nottingham on April 4.

Both artists have captivated millions around the world while at the forefront of a classical-crossover revolution in recent years.

With over 30 million album sales between them, both Il Divo and Katherine have experienced stratospheric rises since their recording debuts in 2004.

While they have crossed paths at various musical events and TV shows, they have never actually taken to the public stage together.

This tour will see both artists perform with a full orchestra, their own unique classical interpretations of popular songs, while also dueting together for the very first time.

The tour will see this popular and talented quartet – Carlos Marin, Sebastien Izambard, David Miller and Urs Buhler - and Katherine Jenkins perform at leading venues across the UK and Europe.

Sebastien Izambard from Il Divo remarked: “We’ve long been friends with Katherine, and as we looked to stage a tour around our Greatest Hits release, we thought what better way to approach it than to offer our fans the ultimate evening of classical crossover music by inviting Katherine to perform and also join us on some brand new duets. We hope we can make some wonderful music together!”

Katherine Jenkins added: “Having known the boys for such a long a time, it’s great to finally be working on such an exciting project together.”

For ticket availability, you can go online at www.capitalfmarena.com, call 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing and Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham. Please note that under 14s need to be accommodated by an adult aged 18-plus.