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'Summer Proms' atmosphere for Russell Watson concert
A concert at Scarborough’s Open
Air Theatre featuring one of the biggest names in British classical
music will include a spectacular fireworks display, it has been
Tenor, Russell Watson – whose album is
currently at number one in the classical charts – will perform at
the outdoor arena with a minimum 32-piece orchestra on Saturday 4
Tickets for the Scarborough concert are on
sale via ticketmaster.co.uk, from local tourist information centres
and from the Scarborough Tourism Bureau on 01723 383636.
Today (4 July), Russell Watson is due to
perform at the White House to mark Independence Day celebrations in
Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to
Yorkshire which is supporting this summer’s programme at the open
air theatre, say the fireworks will help create a “summer proms
type atmosphere” at the Russell Watson concert.
Welcome to Yorkshire Area Director, Janet
Deacon, said: “The theatre is a stunning venue to watch live
performances – the fireworks are the icing on the cake and fit
perfectly with the style of music Russell Watson is likely to
perform. Backed up by a big, powerful orchestra, I think there’ll
be a brilliant atmosphere at the theatre on 4 August.
“The fact he’s performing at the White
House this week, also shows the calibre of Russell Watson on how
highly thought of he is across the world.”
Salford-born Watson got his big break when
he was asked to perform at Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground.
His debut album, The Voice, released soon afterwards in May 2001,
was an instant hit, becoming the fastest-selling classical record
in British history.
Watson, who also sang the theme song to the
Star trek spin-off series Enterprise, successfully battled brain
cancer and in November 2010 released La Voce, his first album since
overcoming the life-threatening illness.
His current album, Anthems, peaked at
number five in the main charts but is still at number one in the
classical charts, ahead of other contemporary heavyweights
including Katherine Jenkins, Andre Rieu and Andrea Bocelli.