World class operatic arias were performed live at a care home in an unforgettable afternoon’s entertainment.

The music was flawlessly delivered at Pendine Park’s Hillbury House by talented students of North Wales Opera Studio, which is run by former Welsh National Opera star, soprano Anne Williams-King.

Among the top-class singers was Rachael Marsh, who last year was runner up in the Pendine International Voice of the Future competition at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which is sponsored by the Pendine Arts and Community Trust, set up to support arts-related and community activities.

Rachael, of Minera, said the opportunity to perform for the residents of Pendine Park was one she would always remember.

She said: “We have been so warmly welcomed both here at Hillbury House and also when we performed at Pendine Park’s care homes in Summerhill, Wrexham.

“The residents all told us how much they enjoyed the music. Their feedback is so encouraging for us as many of them have been keen singers in their younger days so they know what they are talking about.”

Accompanied by their pianist Owen Roberts, of Trevor, the other North Wales Opera Studio students who took park were Emma Williams, of Wrexham, Zena O’May of Connah’s Quay, and Lona Marie Jones of Bangor.

They all entranced their audience of Hillbury inhabitants and staff members with well-known songs from light operas and hit West End shows. They included the Tales of Hoffman, Phantom of the Opera and a rousing performance of the Leonard Bernstein–Stephen Sondheim number Somewhere from the stage and film sensation West Side Story.

Hillbury manager Cindy Clutton said: “It was a memorable, magical occasion.”