Opera singer JAMES VALENTI has been tipped for big success after he was honoured with the Richard Tucker Award for up-and-coming stars.
The tenor, 32, has established himself as a rising star since making his debut at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera in New York last month (Mar10) in a performance of Verdi's La Traviata.
As part of the annual prize, Valenti has also been awarded a cheque for $30,000 (£18,750).
The Richard Tucker Award recognises American singers predicted to be on the verge of a major career in opera. Previous honorees include David Daniels, Renee Fleming and Stephanie Blythe.
Steven Tyler prays for Chris Cornell during Asia show.
'Pirates of the Caribbean' is an exciting new career development for Brenton Thwaites.
The actor didn't want to be "wolfy".
Tragedy strikes in Manchester