I think that there has been a bit of a role reversal in my family this year. Whilst my parents went to the Glastonbury Festival to get their musical kicks, I went to the gardens of a stately home to watch opera. My friend Charlotte and I went to the gorgeous Tatton Park in Cheshire yesterday to watch Katherine Jenkins in action, supported by the gorgeous Amore. I apologise in advance for the slightly dodgy camera quality. I cleverly decided to charge up my camera battery and then forgot to put the battery back in my camera so the phone camera had to suffice!
When we arrived we decided to have a look around the imposing neo-Classical mansion. What we didn’t realise when we arrived, is that we’d parked up on the opposite side of the estate from the actual mansion itself and it wasn’t long until last admissions, so we had to do a rather speedy jog through the gorgeous park land and arrived, slightly glowing, just before they put up the Closed sign. As we fanned ourselves with the leaflets to cool down, we admired the beautiful interiors. I would definitely be keen to live somewhere like this!
Having had a look round at the rest of the crowd, Charlotte and I were definitely on the younger side! Opera fans don’t normally tend to be our age. En route to Tatton Park we had popped into M&S and snaffled up lots of foodie goodies for our picnic tea, including some Percy Pigs and the tiniest bottle of Cava you’ve ever seen! We tucked into our little feast and eagerly awaited the music. Katherine Jenkins’ voice blows me away every time. I wish I could sing like that! She wore an impressive four different sparkly outfits throughout the evening and was very sweet and chatty in between all of her songs, which ranged from classic opera to some Andrew Lloyd Webber.
She was supported by the gorgeous Amore, who we were lucky enough to get to meet during the interval. I’d been joking with David and Harry about how small I felt in comparison to them, so Harry decided to crouch down a bit to make me look not quite so tiny!
To finish off the evening we had the traditional Rule Brittania and Land of Hope & Glory which brought everyone to their feet to join in and wave their Union Jack flags, followed by a gorgeous fire work display. We’re so rock and roll!