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Free Open Air Opera Concert

Residents are invited to an open air opera concert on Thursday 25 June at 7.30 pm at the Battersea Reach development by Wandsworth Bridge.

Presented by the National Opera Studio, the event will feature four classically trained opera singers and a live pianist performing a range of well known and modern pieces.

The event is free to attend and residents of all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the family atmosphere.

Young's Waterfront Bar and Restaurant and Cake Boy French Patisserie will be offering special food and drink offers on the night from an outdoor barbecue.

The event has been arranged by Battersea Reach developers St George South London, the council and the Wandsworth Town Centre Partnership.

Cllr James Cousins, Wandsworth Councilís regeneration spokesman said:

"We are delighted to be working with St George South London to deliver this unique event. Itís hard to believe that this once inaccessable streach of the river is now the venue for an operatic concernt for the whole community to enjoy.

"Battersea Reach is a stunning venue and we look forward to seeing many more cultural attractions taking place here in the future."

Mark Griffiths, Managing Director of St George South London said:

"We look forward to supporting this excellent initiative which will become an annual event for residents of Battersea Reach and the local community to enjoy. The combination of a stunning riverside location, refreshments and live music will serve to create a unique atmosphere at London's premier riverside destination."

Battersea Reach is one of seven major investment sites in the Wandsworth town centre area. Together these developments have a combined value in excess of £1bn.

Cllr Cousins continues:

"These schemes are breathing new life into the heart of the borough - improving the environment for residents, shoppers and businesses and re-establishing the town centre as a major retail and leisure destination."

The National Opera Studio, based in Wandsworth town centre, supports young and exceptionally talented singers and repetiteurs and prepare them for their professional careers in opera.

The Studio works closely with the six main British opera companies to select young talents whom they believe have real prospects of becoming principal artists.

For more information on The National Opera Studio click here .

Date posted: 16 June 2009