Russell Watson comes to Storyhouse


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.

The show will see Russell Watson make his debut appearance (on Tuesday 16th October) at Storyhouse in Chester.

His career to date has seen some incredible achievements – his first album ‘The Voice’ held simultaneous number 1 slots in the US and UK (a world first), going on to spend 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.

Many will recall, in 2002, Russell performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester which was televised to over 1 billion people worldwide.

Russell’s success has taken him around the world, with performances for prominent 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 and Barack Obama as well as 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,” proclaims the New York Times, while BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce calls him: “A National Treasure!”

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