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PORTSMOUTH will play host to three grand operas this summer as they are broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

The Big Screen in Guildhall Square will be showing MacMillan’s Mayerling, Puccini’s La Rondine and Puccini’s Tosca, all of which are presented by BP and the Royal Opera House.

Councillor Lee Hunt, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport at Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘The Big Screen will be screening three superb operas this summer, live from Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House.

‘It’s a fantastic way to experience opera for the first time, and the perfect opportunity to spend time with friends and family as you enjoy the performance.’

Limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be a free event programme available on the night.

Mayerling will be screened on Thursday, June 13 at 7.30pm, La Rondine is on Thursday, July 11 at 7.30pm, and Tosca is on Thursday, July 18 at 7.30pm.