Wedged between Take That and Susan Boyle is the billing “Russell Watson & The Royal Ballet”. It turns out to be a performance by Lauren Cuthbertson and Nehemiah Kish, principals from the Royal Ballet, who will perform new choroegraphy by the Royal Ballet's Alastair Marriott while Russell Watson sings Parla più piano, aka the love theme from The Godfather.
The show will be broadcast on BBC1 on Thursday 16th December at 8pm.
Photo: © Johan Persson
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
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PLEASE PUT A COPY OF THIS PERFORMANCE ON YOUTUBE!!!! (Cuthbertson and Kish on the Royal Variety Performance)
It was so incredible and by not putting it up you are depriving dancers everywhere!