This train passenger sang 'Nessun Dorma' and stunned the entire carriage

11 February 2015, 09:56 | Updated: 11 February 2015, 14:26

The 23:40 train from Glasgow to Hamilton on Saturday witnessed a shocking musical performance when passenger William Boyle decided to sing a classic Puccini aria.

Boyle's a cappella version of 'Nessun Dorma', made famous by Luciano Pavarotti, made the train fall silent. It then prompted a huge standing ovation and rapturous applause.


The video has since notched up thousands of views.

Boyle appeared on Scottish television yesterday to talk about the performance, commenting: "I didn't expect it to happen… I've never really been that popular before."

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Asked whether he'd had any classical training or experience, he simply answered, "I just learn off my iPod."

Boyle's Facebook profile contains videos of him singing the same aria at a local talent contest, where he as apparently made it through to the semi-finals.