This video gives us the incredible voice of Paul Potts performing at the Kyiv Opera House in Ukraine. Surrounded by thousands in the audience and a full orchestra on stage, Paul’s voice matches the beauty of the opera house itself.
He sings ‘La Prima Volta, ’ also known as ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.’ The song was made famous in America by Roberta Flack in 1972. Her performance won a Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year
The first few verses are softer and more contemplative. Paul takes it up a notch as the orchestra builds to a crescendo when the song reaches its midpoint. White lights shower the stage, adding a tremendous effect to the emotional piece.
Paul delivers a flawless performance among the majestic architecture of the Kyiv Opera House. There are many camera shots of the stunning gold roof and balcony. The audience gives Paul a standing ovation at the close of the song.
Paul is a 52-year-old Welsh tenor. He won the initial series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent,’ and his album ‘One Chance’ was successful in over 13 countries. Paul used to be a manager at ‘Carphone Warehouse’ before rocketing to stardom.
In the world of famous male classical singers, names like Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Andrea Bocelli are recognized as greats. Paul Potts is quickly making a case for himself to be included on that list of legendary voices!
Kyiv Opera House in Ukraine is one of the most famous in the world. The Kyiv Opera group was formally established in the summer of 1867. The exterior architecture is as fantastic as the inside of the theater. An amazing voice in a breathtaking venue is a must-watch clip.