OPERA powerhouse Russell Watson stunned diners at a Benahavis restaurant with an impromptu performance that silenced the busy restaurant.   

Diners at La Escalera de Manolo Espada were treated to more than they bargained for when the English tenor serenaded those in attendance with a selection of his hits.

Owner of the restaurant, Manolo Espada, said: “It was amazing, all the staff stopped still and everyone went quiet as his voice filled the room.

“It was incredible to witness, all the diners were really happy by the surprise performance.”

The best-selling tenor is currently gearing up for a world tour and tickets went on sale this month.