04:05AM, Saturday 10 December 2011
Look forward to January with a glamorous night at the opera in aid of disadvantaged children.
The Link Foundation is holding A Night at the Opera, organised by opera singer Cristina Pharo who is donating her talents to the cause.
Cristina, of The Fairway, Burnham, will lead the evening at All Saint's Church, Boyn Hill Road, after holding similar events in London.
Cristina began to sing just six years ago and trains privately with one of the professors of vocal studies from the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama (GSMD). The soprano started holding taster events for her friends and family to hear how her singing was progressing.
The 38-year-old said: "Opera can be really hard to digest, a lot of people are put off as it's quite difficult to understand. We take all of the recognisable opera that people know and create a really fun programme."
Hosts will introduce each piece to explain about the opera and what is happening in the song, as it is often in a different language.
The evening will be packed with favourites from Madame Butterfly, Turandot and The Merry Widow.
Dress code is smart and tickets are £12 for the event on Saturday, January 14, at 7.30pm.
Visit www.justgiving.com/Cristina-Pharo0 for tickets.
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