09.06.12 6pm - 10.15pm, Seaford College, Lavington Park, nr Petworth GU28 0NB; £35

A spectacular summer concert, featuring some of the world’s leading opera singers accompanied by the Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Simon Over, is to take place on Seaford College lawns on Saturday June 9.

Headline acts will include Old Seafordian and bass Matthew Rose, legendary Russian baritone Sergei Leiferkus, tenor Robert Murray and talented Russian soprano Ilona Domnich.The proms-style concert will take place at the rear of the 18th Century Mansion, where the terraced lawn provides the perfect setting for champagne and picnics. Guests will picnic from 6pm, with the concert commencing at 7.30pm, ending with a rousing 1812 Overture finale and dazzling firework spectacular at 10.30pm.

The repertoire will include the overture from the popular ‘Marriage of Figaro’ Nessun Dorma, the Torreador Song from Carmen and other arias by Mozart, Puccini, Wagner and Tchaikovsky, including excerpts from Eugene Onegin.

The singers are all internationally renowned and have sung at such venues as Glyndebourne, The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Bolshoi, and Marinsky Theatre and La Scala, Milan.

Matthew Rose, who has helped to arrange the event, said: “I had the great pleasure of going to school at beautiful Seaford College. It has long been a dream of mine to put on a concert at the school and now, with the help of the school, world class singers and Britain’s premiere training orchestra, this dream will become a reality. It will be an unmissable opportunity to hear some of the greatest music ever written performed in these amazing surroundings.”

Headmaster Toby Mullins said: “The College grounds lend themselves perfectly to an event of this kind .”The concert is open to all and tickets are now on sale from the College, priced £35.

For further information, please contact 01798 867392 or email lavingtonproms@seaford.org