An intimate evening with… Russell Watson
Russell Watson never imagined he would one day be one of the world’s most prominent tenors, selling in excess of seven million albums worldwide. To date there have been nine studio albums, each one winning more critical acclaim than the one before.
His first offering ‘The Voice’, held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and the UK, a worlds first! It spent a record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK!
Russell is officially the UK’s best selling classical artist ever and has won four Classical BRITS. He has performed for some of the world’s greatest figures including, HM The Queen, the late Pope John Paul II who requested a private audience with Russell at The Vatican, former US President Bill Clinton, The Emperor of Japan, European Prime Ministers, Middle Eastern Sultans and the King of Malaysia. The list is endless.
Russell’s collaborations include Pavarotti, Lionel Richie, Michael Bolton, Cliff Richard, Lulu, Sarah Brightman, Meatloaf, Mel B, Alexandra Burke, Ashanti and Cleopatra to name but a few.
Russell is a patron for many charities and has raised millions of pounds for The Prince’s Trust, The Katy Holmes Trust and The Kirsty Club, along with performing to raise awareness and funds for the likes of Soccer Aid 2010, remembrance for the 4th Mechanized Brigade at York Minster (2010), the “Legends Match” at Celtic Park for Oxfam (2011) and the Bob Champion Cancer Trust in 2012.
Overcoming two life-threatening brain tumours, Russell is still very much the godfather of classical crossover. This concert is a unique opportunity to hear ‘The Voice’ as you have never heard it before.
“He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra” – NY Times
Joining Russell on stage will be our very own Côr Meibion Aberystwyth!