Paul Potts Concert 2011

This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.

I finally can cross off one thing on my imaginary bucket list. Tonight marks the day I got to hear Paul Potts perform live. I almost missed the show, but Paul Potts himself told me about the Seoul performance on Twitter, so I paid 133,000 won for a VIP ticket. At Yonsei University Grand Hall, in my awesome seat, DA section F1, I had the perfect view of him, and I melted into a pile of goo for the next two hours.

I ended up taking notes on the performance because there was, strangely enough, no programme O_O. I am not sure what was up with that . . . regardless, here’s the song listing:

1. “Main Theme” from Exodus — Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Lee Kyung-gu
2. “Granada” — Paul Potts
3. “Caruso” — Paul Potts
4. “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission — Oboist Choi Sung-sik
5. “Con te Partiro” — Paul Potts
6. “Il Mio Cuore Va” (My Heart Will Go On) from Titanic — Paul Potts
7. “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo — Soprano Cha Seung-hee
8. “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi — Soprano Cha Seung-hee
9. “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from La traviata — Paul Potts and Cha Seung-hee

INTERMISSION

1. “Main Theme” from The Pirates of the Caribbean — Mostly Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Lee Kyung-gu
2. “Un Giorno Per Noi” — Vocalised version of the “Love Theme” from Romeo and Juliet — Paul Potts
3. “Il Gladiatore” from Gladiator — Paul Potts
4. “E Lucevan Le Stelle” from Tosca — Paul Potts
5. “Se” from Cinema Paradiso — Paul Potts
6. “Love Story” from Love Story — Paul Potts
7. “Parla Piu Piano” from The Godfather — Paul Potts
8. ENCORE — 그리운 금강산 — Paul Potts
9. ENCORE — “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot — Paul Potts

I LOVED IT ALL. Paul really has an amazing voice. And the orchestra — despite their strange name — were great, and Maestro Lee was a wonderful conductor. When Paul came back to sing the final encore, I was so happy! After all, that’s his signature song, and I almost thought he wasn’t going to sing it. But he did.

What a magical night. Thank you so much, Paul Potts.

Comments

  1. Wow, that’s awesome! I’m glad you were able to get a ticket and see him!

  2. Jen-chan on

    So happy that you finally got to see Paul Potts! The concert sounds so awesome and I’m so happy for you!

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