International students perform opera

Students from the International School of the Algarve in Porches, along with members of Lagoa-based Ideias do Levante chamber choir, will be performing a Christmas Opera entitled Christmas Is at the Lagoa auditorium on January 9 and 10.

Organised by the director of music at the international school, Gita Nasta, the opera tells the Christmas story from a different angle with characters including a frightening King Herod with his comical Grand Vizier.

The cast of this production includes 35 young singers from the international school and 15 adult singers from Ideais do Levante.

The first performance of the show is due to start at 8.30pm on January 9, with a second showing from 3pm on January 10.

Entry to the performance is free but tickets must be reserved by contacting the school on 282 342 547.

These can then be picked up from the auditorium on the day of the performances.