A MUSICAL 'national treasure' is making a return to Weymouth.

Russell Watson is bringing his new Canzoni d’Amore tour to Weymouth Pavilion on Friday, September 28 at 7.30pm.

Described by BBC Radio 2's Ken Bruce as 'a national treasure', Russell is the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time.

Russell's career to date has seen some incredible achievements; his debut album The Voice held simultaneous number one slots in the US and UK (a world first), spending a record breaking 52 weeks at number 1 in the UK.

Russell has sold in excess of seven million albums and won four Classical BRITS. He was the first artist to perform at the Kodak Theatre, the home of the Oscars in Los Angeles, and was the only British artist to be invited to perform at the Independence Day celebrations at the White House in July 2012. In 2002 Russell performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which was televised to more than one billion people worldwide.

Russell’s success has taken him around the world, with performances for some of our greatest figures including Her Majesty The Queen, the late Pope John Paul II (who requested a private performance at The Vatican), former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush & Barack Obama, The Emperor of Japan and the King of Malaysia.

Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances.

*Russell Watson, Weymouth Pavilion, Friday, September 28, 7.30pm. Call the box office for tickets.