Llanfyllin Workhouse has announced a line-up for its “Night of the Opera” event which will be held on the community group’s grounds.

The event is scheduled to be held on July 16.

The line-up features an array of talented performers, from homegrown talents to international visitors.

North Wales Opera Studio are returning to the Workhouse for the first time since 2017, treating the audience to a selection of songs from opera and music theatre.

They’ll be joined among others by Welsh spinto tenor Mark Jenkins from Bridgend, who was a rugby player before he started on a quest to become a classical Tenor, though he still coaches rugby for kids.

Other performers include Soprano Zena O’May from Flintshire who has sung with English National Opera, ; Rosie Braddy, a mezzo from Nottingham reigniting her operatic career after bringing up a family, and soprano Charlotte Derry from Lichfield, who first performed with North Wales Opera Company and Studio at Llangollen’s International Eisteddfod in 2019.

Among the international performers are two singers from Hungary, Csaba Szöke and Eva Safrany.

Csaba Szöke is a baritone who founded the Opera Mobile Graz in Austria’s second city and was a finalist in this year’s Boris Martinovich International Voice Competition.

Eva Safrany is a mezzo-soprano whose work includes some of the biggest mezzo roles from the operas of famed Nineteenth Century composer Giuseppe Verdi.

Another Hungarian link comes in the form of Hollie-Anne Clark, a lyrical soprano from Cardiff who will be visiting Hungary this summer to play Judith in Bartok’s ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’, singing for the first time in Hungarian.

The programme comprises the best known arias and duets from La Traviata, Tosca, Madam Butterfly, die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Carmen and Il Trovatore as well as a medley of numbers from West Side Story.

The musical director for the event is Andrew Charity, a conductor, pianist and composer who has directed over 150 plays for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

This will be a courtyard performance for a summer evening, starting at 7.00.

Audience members are invited to bring their own chairs, rugs and picnic.

The bar will be open during the event.

Tickets are available now, starting at £17, with 50 early bird specials on sale for £15.