Young singer to star with opera group

A PONTELAND schoolgirl has been selected to perform with an internationally-renowned ballet and opera group.

Lydia Sardag is one of six children from Newcastle’s Stagecoach Singing and Dancing Company to be chosen to sing with the Russian State Ballet and Opera House in its production of Carmen.

She was chosen after internal Stagecoach vocal auditions.

Carmen will be performed at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre on Monday. For tickets see