Russell Watson

Releases Contemporary Version of the Iconic

‘Nessun Dorma’

New Album ‘20’ Out This Friday

Live-Streamed Show from London’s Union Chapel 11th December

20th Anniversary Tour 2021

Following the release of the mesmerising ‘Il Gladiatore’, Russell Watson has released an anniversary version of ‘Nessun Dorma’, the track that launched his career, ahead of the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘20’ this Friday. ’20’, is an anniversary disc which captures key moments from Russell’s career with 13 newly recorded songs sung in his unmistakable trademark tenor.

Listen to ‘Nessun Dorma’ HERE

Russell has also announced a special live-stream gig from London’s Union Chapel on 11th December at 19:30 BST. Highlights on the night will include: Bring Him Home, ‘O sole mio, Volare, Someone to Remember Me, Il Gladiatore and Christmas favourites Silent Night & I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Tickets go on general sale now from HERE.

Originally released 20 years ago on his debut album, ‘The Voice’, the People’s Tenor has re-recorded the iconic ‘Nessun Dorma’ in his unmistakable trademark tenor. On the track Russell warmly remarked, “How many times have I sung ‘Nessun Dorma’ in my life? Are we counting the seven years of singing it in clubs, five or six nights a week? In that case, thousands.”

Russell has overcome many things in his life maintaining a dignity few could rival when struck by not one but two brain tumours and bouncing back in better voice than before, so he wasn’t going to let lockdown stand in the way of his stunning 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.

Warmly referred to as the People’s Tenor, Russell’s journey took him from a Salford estate to the world’s most prestigious concert halls, and to becoming the best-selling male classical artist of all time.

“You don’t come from a Salford factory floor to conquering the classical world without being a driven lunatic”.

Russell’s 20th Anniversary tour will now take place in 2021. 

Rescheduled dates below:


Sun 10th                    AYLESBURY, Waterside Theatre


Thu 4th                      HARROGATE, Royal Hall

Sun 7th                      CREWE, Lyceum

Tue 9th                      HIGH WYCOMBE, Swan Theatre

Thu 11th                    NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall

Sun 14th                    WOKING, New Victoria Theatre

Tue 16th                    CHELTENHAM, Town Hall

Thu 18th                    SHREWSBURY, Severn Theatre

Sat 20th                     BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall

Sun 21st                     SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion

Thu 25th                    BASINGSTOKE, Anvil

Sun 28th                    YORK, Barbican


Tue 2nd                     LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall

Sat 6th                       CARDIFF, St. David’s Hall

Sun 7th                      MILTON KEYNES, Milton Keynes Theatre

Tue 9th                      LEEDS, Town Hall

Sun 14th                    MANCHESTER, Bridgewater Hall

Sat 20th                     HULL, Bonus Arena

Tue 30th                    BUXTON, Opera House (ON SALE SOON)


Sat 19th                     WOLVERHAMPTON, Grand Theatre (ON SALE SOON)