Welsh opera stars' war of words over 'popera' TV show

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Evans told WalesOnline, ""I watched bits of it and I thought it was a good laugh. It had great comedy value, but what they're doing bears no resemblance to what I do.

"It takes years of hard grafting to reach the standard I've obtained, or colleagues like Sarah Connolly and Bryn Terfel.

"We're certainly not worried about our jobs! It thought it was entertainment and to be fair it must have been scary for those taking part."

Jenkins told the Western Mail before the series started, "Speaking before the series started, she told the Western Mail: "It will show people how difficult it is to sing opera. Viewers will be able to see the training sessions and understand what happens.

"The dumbing down label seems to be given to anything that makes classical music more accessible."

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