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It's the recipe for a perfect summer evening: picnics, Puccini, and performances from some of the world's best opera stars - live and in the open air! We've picked some of your best photos, capturing the mood at some of the 16 venues around the country. Were you there? Send us your snapshots @classicfm.
The London crowd settle down to find a good picnic spot in the sun. Picture: @mrjamieashwell
It wouldn't be an outdoor opera performance without an impressive picnic - complete with picnic hamper and cutlery! Picture: altermaton on Instagram
The lucky opera-goers in Hammersmith watched Puccini from deckchairs in the sun.
Classic FM presenter Alan Titchmarsh is putting his love of music to good use, compering the evening's performance on 16 screens across the country. Bet he never expected to be on a huge screen on Centenary Square! Picture: @tountmara
Angela Gheorghiu as Magda and Charles Castronovo as her suitor Ruggero, performing on stage at the Royal Opera House, on a big screen in Salford. Picture: cassandrainuk on Instagram
Enjoying an outdoor picnic on the grass in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf. Picture: Twitter @Omarsherifz
The sun's out, the crowd are arriving, and opera is about to be broadcast live on a huge screen in Leeds. Picture: @clairelynow
The crowd in Walthamstow were even lucky enough to find some plastic chairs to watch the opera in the Town Square.
A huge crowd enjoy their outdoor picnics in the sun, as they prepare to watch La Rondine. Picture: @a_kokenut
Summing up our feelings about watching free opera on a big screen. Picture: @Gina_luh
We couldn't resist popping down to Trafalgar Square, where thousands of people congregated to watch La Rondine - only a short walk from the Royal Opera House itself! Picture: @jessrosehardy