Katherine Jenkins oozes elegance in powder blue dress as she joins Pavarotti’s widow Nicoletta Mantovani at documentary screening

She is a wildly successful opera singer who has enjoyed 16 years of success in the music industry.

And Katherine Jenkins paid tribute to a musical icon as she stepped out with Luciano Pavarotti’s widow Nicoletta Mantovani at the Pavarotti documentary screening in London on Saturday.

The blonde beauty, 39, looked delighted to be celebrating the life of the iconic operatic tenor – who died in 2007- as she embraced Nicoletta.

Katherine looked elegant in a powder blue wraparound dress which cinched in at her slender waist with a shimmering ribbon,

The elegant gown flowed into an chic ruffled skirt, with the star boosting her height with nude stilettos.

Her tresses were styled in soft waves while her pretty features were enhanced with a rich palette of make-up.

Nicoletta, 49, looked stunning in a black blouse and jacket, paired with matching trousers and peeptoe heels.

The documentary, directed by renowned filmmaker Ron Howard tracks the legendary opera singer’s life from his humble beginnings as a child in Modena, Italy to the heights of his powers as the preeminent operatic tenor in the world.

The film showcases the amazing highlights from his illustrious career, including his time with the Three Tenors and his amazing cross over into popular music, eventually making him one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during his international farewell tour in 2006, and died the following year at his home in Modesta, Italy.

Katherine recently discussed juggling motherhood with her work duties and detailed her strong connection to her late father.

The musician revealed she returned to work just weeks after giving birth to her son Xander, 15 months, to avoid ‘letting people down’ as she featured on the latest edition of Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast.

Mezzo-soprano singer Katherine also touched on her childhood and shared that she speaks to her late father Selwyn, who passed away from lung cancer when she was just 15, in her ‘vivid dreams’.

In June last year, the doting mother returned to work to perform Never Enough from The Greatest Showman at Classic Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, just a month after giving birth to her second child.

On bouncing back to work, the songstress, who also shares daughter Aaliyah, three, with husband of four years Andrew, explained: ‘I did a smaller small when he was 5 weeks and a bigger one when he was 7 weeks.

‘The thing is its so hard, in classical music we book so far in advance so we actually book things 18 months ahead.

‘Obviously you cant plan when you are going to get pregnant so I had to cancel quite a lot of international stuff in the time that I was not able to fly when I had him.

‘After that point you sort of feel, now if I cancel these I could technically do them is there a way I can do them and get back into the bubble as quick as I can, I don’t like letting people down.’

Elsewhere in the discussion with host Giovanna, 34, Katherine candidly detailed her everlasting bond with her late father Selwyn, who was 55 when she was born and passed away in 1995.

The factory worker chose to look after Katherine and her sisters while his career-minded wife, Susan, did screening for breast cancer.

‘I do feel him with me a lot’, she shared. ‘Since he passed, I know some people believe in things like this and some people don’t but I’ve had quite vivid dreams about him.

‘We have talked and because I don’t know him as an adult I don’t know in my adult self him but we have conversations which is so interesting and I am always so fascinated by it.

‘Whenever I step out on stage I always without fail have a word with him and ask him to bless my voice and bless my concert so he is always in my thoughts. I wish he could of seen my kids.’

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