Emma Shapplin to perform in Tel Aviv early next year

French soprano says happy to return to Israel for January 31 concert, having performed for local audiences on a number of occasions

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French opera star Emma Shapplin is coming to Israel and will perform a single concert in Tel Aviv early next year, organizers said Monday.
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  • The concert is set to take place at Charles Bronfman Auditorium on January 31, with ticket prices ranging from NIS 199 to NIS 549.
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    Emma Shapplin
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    Shapplin has appeared before Israeli audiences a number of times, the last being in the spring of 2019, and has thanked the local fans for their exceptional loyalty.
    "I miss Israel and am happy to return again and again," she said, noting the "moving and powerful love," she was showered with by her Israeli fans and the warm welcome she received.
    Shapplin began her career as a classical soprano opera singer, but over the years has developed her own style, which combines opera with pop, rock and electronic music.
    She burst into the general public's awareness in 1997, with her platinum Carmine Meo album, with sales exceeding 2 million. Her Spente Le Stelle hit song was played during the 2002 World Cup, and two years earlier featured on the soundtrack of the film Red Planet.
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    Emma Shapplin
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    She has since released more albums, including Dust and Dandy in 2014.
    In her upcoming concert, Shapplin will perform with her own musicians and choir, and feature her best-known hits as well as songs from her 2019 album Venere.
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