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Celebrity Silhouette to host performing arts cruise in May 2018

Celebrity Silhouette, which Celebrity Cruises will bring to Southampton in 2018 instead of Celebrity Eclipse, will hos a performing arts cruise in May next year, The Luxury Cruise Company that arranges the event said in a statement.

“This unique cruise will feature the finest selection of talent from Opera, Musical Theatre and classical music ever assembled on a ship. Bravo! A Cruise of the Performing Arts will depart Southampton for seven glorious nights from 19-26th May 2018 aboard the luxurious Celebrity Silhouette, the copany said.

Headlining the musical programme is Welsh superstar Mezzo Soprano, Katherine Jenkins (OBE), and one of the world’s most distinguished Tenors, Alfie Boe. World renowned opera sensations, theatrical favourites and acclaimed classical performers will form part of the diverse musical program on offer, also featuring, Wynne Evans, Ruthie Henshall, Mirusia, The Celtic Tenors, Julian Lloyd-Webber, plus the Jonathon Welch choir.

The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Guy Noble and Anthony Inglis, will accompany all headline performances in the Silhouette theatre.

Other performers include:

Agenas Music - French trio Chris Scheldeman, internationally recognised virtuoso pianist, composer and conductor, Lorenzo Arcaro, very versatile singer with a flexible baritone-tenor voice and Paul Van Der Burg, virtuoso bass player.

Alexandra Flood (Soprano) Australian coloratura soprano Alexandra Flood made her professional European opera debut in June 2014 as a young artist at the Salzburg Festival and In 2017, Alexandra will perform Maria/West Side Story in Bolzano, Italy

Anthony Inglis is a Grammy nominated conductor who it is said has featured more times at London’s Royal Albert Hall than anyone else in the building’s history, has been described in the UK press as “one of Britain’s most popular conductors”

CARisMA is the union between extraordinary classical guitarists Magdalena Kaltcheva and Carlo Corrieri. They have become much more than just a classical guitar duo. Inspired by Debussy and Einaudi as much as electronic masters like Daft Punk.

Catherine Summers is a jazz performer often compared to Julie London or Carmen McRae, the UK-born vocalist fostered her career in Perth and is acclaimed for her rich timbre, vocal range and a warming, husky quality to her voice.

Giulia Mazzoni studied at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milan and made her recording debut with the album Giocando con i Bottoni, with 14 new compositions for solo piano inspired by modern pop and rock influences to traditional Romantic.

Henry Choo (Tenor) Originally trained as a pianist, Henry achieved an Associate Diploma in Singing under the tutelage of Noel Ancell OAM. He furthered his vocal and operatic studies at the Melba Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music.

Jonathon Welch is a multi award winning singer, conductor, teacher, songwriter and recording artist with a career spanning over thirty years. Making his debut with Dame Joan Sutherland at the Sydney Opera House in the ‘Merry Widow’ 1988 Jonathon has over sixty stage roles to his credit.

Professor Julian Lloyd Webber is the Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire. Widely regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation and described by Strad magazine as ‘the doyen of British cellists’.

"Mark Vincent is the only classical artist in Australian history to have released 6 albums by the time he was 20… and sold in excess of 500,000 albums….The young 15-year-old boy won Australiaʼs Got Talent back in 2009 with his mind-blowing rendition of Nessun Dorma," the company said.

Mirusia is an Australian-Dutch soprano and has gained worldwide fame as soloist with Andre Rieu. At the age of 21, Mirusia was announced as the youngest winner ever of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award.

The National Symphony Orchestra is one of the longest established and most versatile professional orchestras working in Great Britain today. It has a firmly established national and international reputation, with an impressive recorded legacy.

Richard Troxell’s beautiful lyric tenor voice has been thrilling audiences in leading roles in opera houses and on concert stages around the world.

Ruthie Henshall’s West End debut was in Cats which she followed by joining the world premiere cast of Miss Saigon, taking over the role of Ellen. She also played Ellen in the final Broadway company of the show, and on the acclaimed symphonic recording. Her roles also include Fantine in the West End production of Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre.

Sam & Ella are electric and eclectic, having toured the world with many artists including Marc Almond (Tainted Love), Right Said Fred (I’m too Sexy) Sigue Sigue Sputnik and almost every Sixties legend you can name including Gerry & The Pacemakers, PJ Proby & The Searchers.

 Sergi Giménez Carreras, tenor was born in Barcelona and has performed master classes with great, legendary singers such as Montserrat Caballé, Jaume Aragall and José Carreras.

 The Stomping Ivories - Touring internationally with grand pianos and a drumkit this world class vocal trio performs off a seemingly spontaneous hit list of over 350 songs - with gems of hilarity and heart strings tugged in-between.

 Teddy Tahi Rhodes Bass-baritone has rapidly established an international career on both the opera stage and the concert platform. A regular guest with all the major Australasian orchestras, engagements include recitals at Sydney’s Utzon Room and in Washington DC.

The Celtic Tenors will give you a night to remember. Whether playing a neighbourhood cathedral or major concert halls in international cities like New York, Amsterdam or Shanghai, you are assured of a professional, sparkling and most of all, good humoured performance.

The Hamiltons grew up playing country, cajan, jazz, folk, and 60’s music in their fathers’ band, and debuted in Australia with an exceptional French album (they are half French!) which Van Dyke Parks called “a total triumph on so many levels”. The Hamiltons perform with a manic passion, tinged with nostalgia but cemented in a pop tradition.

Kevin Fitzsimmons Quintet - Jazz singer/songwriter/bandleader, Kevin Fitzsimmons, and his band are known for their sassy new takes on standards by likes of Mercer, Jobim, Ellington, Legrand, Porter, Gershwin, delivered with sophistication and verve.

Vladimir & Anton Jablokov are brothers who share a rare gift – mastery of the classical violin. These Slovakian virtuosi have been competing against each other ever since they were children.

Wynne Evans is the opera singer known to millions throughout the UK as the face and voice of ad, the multi-million pound advertising campaign that has made him a household name, having made over fifty radio and television commercials for the company.