Gallery: Katherine Jenkins puts on show-stopping performance at Ipswich Regent

Katherine Jenkins performs at The Regent in Ipswich.

Katherine Jenkins performs at The Regent in Ipswich.

She’s one of the most well-known and biggest selling classical stars in the world, and tonight Katherine Jenkins wowed a packed-out Ipswich Regent with a stunning set of much-loved tracks.

The 34-year-old diva arrived at the theatre as part of her nationwide Home Sweet Home tour, supporting her latest record of the same name with a few popular tracks from her back catalogue thrown into the mix.

More than a decade after bursting onto the music scene and now facing competition from the likes of local star Laura Wright, Jenkins remains a huge star in her own right, with a string of classical chart-topping albums to her name.

After a spell as a target of the tabloids, the Neath-born star is now an OBE and last year married American film director and artist Andrew Levitas, who was in the crowd.

Backed by the sublime National Symphony Orchestra, her touring orchestra for much of the last decade, the show opened with Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

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Half way through the first half Jenkins was joined by fellow Welsh vocalist, John Owen-Jones.

The Phantom of the Opera star performed a number of solo tracks but was joined by Jenkins in a beautiful duet of Barcelona.

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There was a brief mid-set break, along with a short question-and-answer session which showcased the soprano’s easygoing charm.

Amid four outfit changes, the star in sparkling shoes displayed her home pride by donning a dress made out of Welsh flags.

Home Sweet Home is the tenth studio album by the classical crossover artist - released last November - and the set featured many of the well-known tracks including Land of My Fathers and Queen classic We Are the Champions, which closed the show.

A supremely confident performer, Jenkins owned the Regent stage from the first burst of music to the final round of applause, bringing the sell-out crowd to its feet with a rousing finale.

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