Arias in the area

TICKETS to see a world-famous opera diva are sure to sell out fast, say organisers.

Soprano singer Lesley Garrett CBE will be joining the Hartlepool Male Voice Choir at its summer gala concert at The Borough Hall, in Middlegate, on Hartlepool's Headland.

The event will start at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 18.

Tickets are 30, or 25 for a restricted view.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday at 10am, not Monday as previously reported, and anyone interested should call Hartlepool Borough Council's theatre box office on (01429) 890000 or go to Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, in Church Square.