Named one of the world’s best-loved and most highly awarded actresses and singers, Elaine Paige will christen Ovation at the naming ceremony on Friday 11th May.
The spectacular ceremony is due to take place in the beautiful harbour of Valletta, Malta that will light up the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage site.
Seabourn has a multi-year partnership with UNESCO to support our efforts to protect World Heritage at sites around the world.
It is said that Elaine’s biography reads like a “who’s who” of the stage musical as she originated the role of Eva Peron in Evita, followed by Grizabella in Cats and Florence in Chess.
She has starred in more smash hit West End and Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation– from Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, to The King & I; Sweeney Todd and Follies, and much more.
Elaine bears the unofficial title of “The First Lady of British Musical Theatre” and in 1995, she was awarded an OBE for services to Musical Theatre by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Elaine has delighted audiences around the world, from The White House, The Great Hall of the People in Beijing, and The Sydney Opera House to The Bolshoi, New York’s Lincoln Center, and London’s Royal Albert Hall.
She has recorded 22 solo albums, has been featured on seven cast albums, and earned eight consecutive gold and four multi-platinum discs, achieving chart topping hits including signature tunes Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and I Know Him So Well.
“I am so honoured to have been asked to be Godmother to Seabourn Ovation,” Elaine has stated.
“Seabourn’s legendary service has the same DNA as a hit West End show: a dedicated cast of professionals who all come together to deliver a superb performance, whatever their role.
I can’t wait to board the beautiful Seabourn Ovation and send her off into the world!”
Her television work includes drama on BBC & ITV, her own series on SKY Arts, and more roles to be aired on BBC & ITV this year.
She continues to host her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige On Sunday, regularly attracting 2.5 million listeners every week.
Elaine also works tirelessly for charities including The Children’s Trust in between performances and she is President for the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust, an Ambassador to the Royal Voluntary Service and an Artistic Associate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Other charities include Breast Cancer Campaign, the Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans, and Support Dogs amongst many others.
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