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Russell Watson to mark 20th anniversary of The Voice release with performance at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Russell Watson’s landmark debut album, The Voice, which launched his career.

The tenor has marked the milestone with a new album, 20, which captures key moments in his career along with 13 newly-recorded songs sung in his unmistakable trademark tenor.

It was due to be accompanied by a national tour, but this has had to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Russell Watson (42514233)
Russell Watson (42514233)

The popular performer will, instead, hit the road next year with a delayed celebration.

He will be at the Royal Concert Hall on February 11.

Russell has overcome many things in his life, including two brain tumours, so wasn’t going to let lockdown stand in the way of his new album.

Travel restrictions meant that long-time producer Ian Tilley had to stay in his native New Zealand so he assembled a socially-distanced orchestra in Christchurch while Russell hunkered down in Wilmslow, taking instructions and overseeing proceedings via Skype.

The track listing is a feast of reimagining’s of his greatest hits, including Volare and, of course, Nessun Dorma.

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