Opera buffs are in for a treat this summer as Number 8 in Pershore screens three productions via satellite from the Glyndebourne Festival.

The season of operatic fairytales begins on Sunday June 30 at 5.30pm with Cinderella (Cendrillon); it continues on Sunday July 14 at 5.30pm with The Barber of Seville and concludes with The Magic Flute on Sunday August 4, 5.30pm.

A spokesman said: “The brand new production of Cinderella (Cendrillon) marries the classic story with composer Massenet’s sensuous and lavish score. Glyndebourne favourite and international star Danielle de Niese takes the lead role in a glittering and colourful opera.

“Mischief and mayhem run riot in Rossini’s most popular comedy The Barber of Seville. Figaro, the renowned Barber of Seville, has a cunning that knows no bounds. His playful energy is brought to life in director Annabel Arden’s sparkling and springing production.

“This is also another chance to catch Danielle de Niese who plays the determined Rosina. The production was recorded live in 2016 but will be screened as part of this year’s festival.”

The spokesman added: “To round of the season in style Mozart’s most magical comedy of The Magic Flute returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade. This new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce promises to take a fresh and playful look at the opera’s troublesome gender politics.

“Leading British bass Brindley Sherratt stars as Sarastro alongside exciting young singers including Caroline Wettergreen, Sofia Fomina and Björn Bürger.

“Glyndebourne is recognised internationally as one of the great opera houses; and Glyndebourne has pioneered specialist recordings to share its work through cinema screenings giving audiences across the globe the opportunity to experience the Glyndebourne magic.”

Tickets are available from the Number 8 Box Office on 01386 555488.

Further details and online booking see www.number8.org