Fifteen years ago, we witnessed one of the most stunning television auditions of all time thanks to tenor Paul Potts. Listening to La Boheme at age 16, Paul fell in love with opera, a romance that was to set him on a journey that would eventually lead him to win the first series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2007. Truly a life-changing event, Paul released his multi-platinum debut album One Chance that year, topped the charts in 13 countries, and became a household name in cities from Seoul to New York to Sydney to Hamburg.
But the story doesn’t end there. Paul is still constantly touring, having now performed well over 1,200 times across 45 countries. Since Paul’s BGT win, his story has inspired the Hollywood film One Chance starring James Corden and he has released a further seven studio albums. Paul’s latest album Musica Non-Proibita, is a double album of arias that he performed during his At Home sessions during the lockdown. Paul’s shows on his UK tour will be an intimate collection of songs that are personal to him, with just his voice and a piano for accompaniment.
Tickets available from: Octagon Theatre, Yeovil