Paul Potts, Operatic Tenor Sensation, Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 3, 2008, 8 p.m.
This young operatic tenor has set the entertainment world on fire since winning the British TV network, ITV, version of “American Idol” last summer. He brought the house down on the “Britain’s Got Talent!” show with his stunning rendition of “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s “Turandot,” once the signature piece of the late Luciano Pavarotti. Potts is a global on-line sensation through YouTube, and is now on an extended global tour. His stop here is the third on the U.S.-Canada leg of his tour, which includes 17 performances. He started touring the U.K., and after the U.S. goes to Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, the Far East and continental Europe, 73 concerts in all. Tickets at LiveNation.com.