Opera star to reveal secrets

THORNE’s very own international opera star is sharing her favourite songs - and some of the secrets of her celebrated career with fans this week.

In Conversation With Lesley Garrett will see the acclaimed international star talking about her life both on stage and off.

Accompanied by acclaimed young Australian pianist David Barnard, she will also be singing some of her favourite songs and answering questions from the audience.

The evening, at Sheffeld Hallam University’s Pennine Theatre, starts at 7.30pm tomorrow.

It is in support of Lost Chord, the Maltby-based charity that provides interactive musical experiences for people with dementia.

Lesley, who attended Thorne Grammar School, is a patron of the charity and the evening will boost the Lost Chord High Notes appeal, which aims to raise more than £100,000.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Lesley won the Decca Prize of the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 1979 and it launched her to becoming principal soprano at English National Opera.

She has performed across the world and sung opera and pop classics with artists including Bryan Ferry, The Eurythmics and Mick Hucknall.

Tickets are priced £15 and available by calling 0114 256 5567 or visiting www.arenaticketshop.co.uk