Cello Concerto in E minor Opus 85 Edward Elgar
Classical music sensation Laura Wright and operatic quartet Amore will join Aled Jones in performing at this year’s Opera in the Park at Temple Newsam Estate.
Organisers Leeds City Council and event partners Classic FM have today revealed the line-up for this year’s picnic-style concert which will take place on the evening of Saturday 27 July.
Popular singer, actor, author, television and Classic FM presenter Aled Jones will return to the event after his first appearance at Temple Newsam in 2011 to perform and compere the evening.
He will be introducing to the stage the Classic Brit Award-nominee Laura Wright, who is one of the biggest-selling classical artists of the decade following a meteoric rise to stardom.
Also featuring at Temple Newsam will be rising stars Amore – the quartet made up of David Webb, Monica McGhee, Peter Brathwaite and Victoria Gray. The Royal College of Music graduates shot to national prominence last year as they braved the cold and driving rain to continue performing for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
The music for the evening will once again be performed by universally-acclaimedOrchestra of Opera North together with the Leeds Festival Chorus conducted byMartin Andre.
The event, which will feature a stunning firework finale, is again being supported by Classic FM.
Tickets for Opera in the Park are available now and can be purchased online at www.leeds.gov.uk/opera or in person/by telephone from the city centre box office at The Carriageworks (0113 224 3801) or from Leeds Visitor Centre at the train station (0113 242 5242).