A GROUP of up-and-coming singers will arrive in North Wales for the first time this week, bringing one Puccini’s most beloved operas to Rhyl.

The Flat Pack Music community performance troupe from the Wirral are staging La Boheme at Rhyl Little Theatre next Sunday (January 14).

First performed at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 1896, La Boheme is one of Giacomo Puccini’s most popular operas with beautiful melodies and tells the story of a love affair between a poor poet and an equally poor seamstress in 19th century Paris.

The Flat Pack cast breathe fresh life in to the tale of Rodolfo and his three friends and fellow starving artists Marcello, Schaunard and Colline.

Rodolfo falls for his enchanting next-door neighbour, the seamstress Mimi, after she calls around to borrow some candle matches as – his friends having departed – he sits alone in his garret.

But then the pressures of society conspire to drive a wedge between the ill-fated pair.

The opera in four acts is performed in English with a cast of fresh, young professional singers, including Royal Northern College of Music graduate Joseph Buckmaster and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Heather Heighway in the lead roles.

It will also mark the first outing for Flat Pack Music’s community chorus, brought together by their common love of music.

Sunday’s staging of La Boheme will be one of the first performances for many of the group’s members.

It forms part of Flat Pack Music’s ethos to bring people together and to enrich their lives with new musical experiences.

The performance will take place at The Little Theatre at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £10, with concessions available.

To book or for more information go online at eventbrite.com or call 07540 655749.