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Thursday
25
OCT

Russell Watson

19:30
22:30
York Barbican
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“A National Treasure!” – Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2

Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time returns to the stage in 2018 with his new show ‘Canzoni d’Amore’.

Russell Watson’s career to date has seen some incredible achievements; his debut album ‘The Voice’ held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and UK (a world first), spending a record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK. Russell has sold in excess of 7 million albums and won 4 Classical BRITS. He was the first artist to perform at the Kodak Theatre, the home of the Oscars in Los Angeles, and was the only British artist to be invited to perform at the Independence Day celebrations at the White House in July 2012. In 2002 Russell performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which was televised to over 1 billion people worldwide. Russell’s success has taken him around the world, with performances for some of our greatest figures including Her Majesty The Queen, the late Pope John Paul II (who requested a private performance at The Vatican), former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush & Barack Obama, The Emperor of Japan and the King of Malaysia.

Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances.

"He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra” – NY Times

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