SINGING sensation Russell Watson is set to perform an intimate show in High Wycombe - showcasing some of his career highlights so far.

The show, which has been rescheduled to February next year, celebrates 20 years since his debut album The Voice was released in September 2000.

The Tenor will be joined on stage by a live band and choir as he performs songs including Caruso, O Sole Mio, Il Gladiatore, Nessun Dorma, You Are So Beautiful, Someone to Remember Me, Where My Heart Will Take Me and more.

Describing the show, Russell, 53, said the show is about performing his favourite songs from the last 20 years.

He said: “It does only feel like I recorded The Voice yesterday. It’s an incredibly special record, it’s like an old friend.”

It is no surprise he feels that way about it. The album rocketed up the UK music charts, where he held the number one spot for a world record 52 weeks.

At the same time, he had the number one spot in the USA.

His second album Encore followed in 2001 and was an even bigger success, selling nearly two million copies - bringing him a slew of awards including four Classical Brits.

He has performed at a string of prestigious events and to some of the world’s most famous figures, including the Queen and Prince Charles, the late Pope John Paul II, the emperor of Japan and former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush.

He has also performed to a billion people around the globe at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth games in 2002, at Buckingham Palace, the Rugby Union World Cup and at the Nou Camp Stadium for the 1999 Champion’s League Final.

He has collaborated with the likes of Meatloaf, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Alexandra Burke, Sean Ryder and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

The father-of-two’s career has not always been easy though. In 2005 he started getting searing headaches and was diagnosed in 2006 with a pituitary tumour the size of two golf balls. He had surgery to remove it, but it returned in 2007, prompting more emergency surgery and rehabilitation.

But since then, he has released seven studio albums, his most recent two in 2018 and 2019 with friend and fellow classical singer Aled Jones, which included songs like You Raise Me Up, Silent Night, The Lord is my Shepherd, Ave Maria and The Impossible Dream

Russell will be performing some of his favourite songs from his career to date at the Wycombe Swan in a rescheduled show on February 9 at 7.30pm. If you already had tickets to the May or October dates and can make the new date, you do not need to do anything.You can buy tickets now at