Opera Gala Concert

Date: Saturday 13 July 2019
Time: 7.30pm
Price: Tickets on the door - £9 Adults £6 Children
Venue: St Michael and All Angels Church, Ashton-on-Ribble PR2 1 Preston, Lancashire

The Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra (LYSO) is looking forward to bringing its busy 2018/19 season to a close with an exciting collaboration with Preston Opera with an Opera Gala concert on Saturday July 13th in Preston.

LYSO will accompany the chorus and soloists from Preston Opera in a host of operatic favourites including the Triumphal March from Verdi’s Aida and his Anvil Chorus from Trovatore, the Toreador Song (Carmen) and famous numbers from Verdi’s La Traviata including the ‘Drinking Song’ and ‘Sempre Libera’.  The orchestra will also perform Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ overture and Borodin’s Second Symphony.

‘It’s always exciting to bring together two great ensembles from Lancashire together.  The rare opportunity for our young players to gain experience of playing operatic repertoire is such a great learning experience for them.  The skills required demand another level of listening and musical awareness which is invaluable as they develop their musical skills” commented Helen Harrison, the Music Director and Conductor of both the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra and Preston Opera.  ‘From Preston Opera’s perspective, it really fits with our mission to bring opera to new audiences and ignite that love of opera in the next generation of audiences and players – not forgetting the thrill of singing with a full orchestra!”