Jackie Evancho Performs in 'Bouquet of the Opera' Concert in Russia
She performed in the opening ceremony for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
In St. Petersburg's historic Palace Square, 12-year-old singing star Jackie Evancho took the stage Wednesday to perform for the Russian people and leaders from around the world.
Her appearance at the opening ceremony for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum was part of a "Bouquet of the Opera" concert that also featured opera singers Dmitri Hvorostovsky of Russia and Sumi Jo of South Korea.
Sarah Hicks, the principal conductor of pops and presentations for the Minnesota Orchestra, directed the symphony orchestra.
"Thank You St. Petersburg Russia for treating me so kindly. I LOVED performing for you!!!! :)" Jackie tweeted after the concert.
In an earlier tweet, she wrote: "St Petersburg Russia is beautiful. Im looking forward to singing tonght with Sumi Jo :)"
At about the same time, she also sent a tweet to Sharon Osbourne, one of the hosts of the America's Got Talent TV show on which Jackie rocketed to fame two summers ago.
Osbourne's son, Jack, was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
"@MrsSOsbourne I wanted to let you know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!" the tweet from Jackie said.
Viewing the Concert
For fans back home, Jackie's performance was just a live-stream away as they linked to a Russian website to watch the rehearsal and then the concert.
Fellow performer Sumi Jo tweeted: "Ready to go on the stage! Wz sweet Jackie Evancho." She also tweeted a picture of the two of them together in cream-colored gowns.
Fans on Facebook watched the concert together, commented on portions of the show. http://www.facebook.com/groups/musicofjackieevancho/382556425142194/?notif_t=group_activity
One post show Dmitri presenting Jackie with a bouquet of flowers.
The June 21-23 economic forum is a platform for discussions and debates on issues affecting the global economy, global business, government, energy and media, according to its website.