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Classic FM's Margherita Taylor and John Suchet hosted a glorious evening of classical music in the grounds of Temple Newsam Estate as Opera in the Park came to Leeds
On Saturday 21st July Leeds City Council and Classic FM brought a magical evening of live outdoor classical music to the glorious surroundings of Temple Newsam Estate.
The event was hosted by Classic FM's John Suchet and Margarita Taylor.
The evening featured performances by soprano Lesley Garrett.
While baritone David Kempster also wowed the crowd.
Internationally-acclaimed tenor Ji-Min Park was also on the bill.
Lesley Garrett laps up the atmosphere.
Music was provided by the Orchestra of Opera North – Classic FM’s Orchestra in Yorkshire – and the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus.
Classic FM's John Suchet addresses the crowd.
Ji-Min Park and Lesley Garrett toast the crowd.
The trio sang some of the greatest and most recognisable music from operas, including pieces from La Traviata and La Boheme.
Lesley Garrett was back in her home county of Yorkshire.
The Leeds Philharmonic Chorus was conducted by Oliver Von Dohnányi.
The event was one of the highlights of Classic FM's 20th birthday celebrations.
Oliver Von Dohnányi conducts the fantastic Leeds Philharmonic Chorus
Von Dohnányi conducting the Leeds Philharmonic Chorus.
The day after singing to thousands in Leeds, Garrett was in Paris to singing the National Anthem for triumphant Tour De France champion Bradley Wiggins.
A double bassist on stage at Leeds, Opera in the Park.
The crowd enjoyed the return of summer.
After a wet few weeks, the sun shone at Temple Newsam.
The event attracted people from all over Yorkshire and beyond.
Temple Newsam provided the perfect setting for a party in the park.
Classic FM fans at Opera in the Park.
The force of fantastic classical music was with these two young fans.
Fans soak up the atmosphere before night fall.
Raising a glass to Opera in the Park.
Concert-goers collect for Crohn's and Colitis UK.
Temple Newsam, a stunning Tudor-Jacobean mansion, is one of the most celebrated historic houses in the country,
The event attracted fans both old and young.
Classical music fans make the most of the summer weather and brought picnics.
Night falls over the huge crowd.
The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
The finale was a fitting end to an amazing day of classical music.