A FREE opera will be taking place in the beautiful setting of Apex Park.

Garsington Opera has teamed up with Sedgemoor District Council to present Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at Apex Park on Saturday, August 20.

The free event begins at 4.30pm with performances at 5pm and the opera to start at 6pm at the park in Burnham-on-Sea.

Take the family and bring a picnic and enjoy one of the world’s greatest love stories set to Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music.

Tatyana, a bookish country girl, yearns for more than the compromise and routine of provincial family life.

Hoping she has met her true fate in Onegin, a brilliant and glamorous society bachelor visiting from Moscow, she pours out her love for him in an impulsive and passionate letter, setting off an inexorable and tragic chain of events.

Based on Alexander Pushkin’s great verse novel of the same name, Tchaikovsky’s best- loved opera gives exquisite voice to the casualties of love, the victims in the battle between raw emotion and social convention.

Tchaikovsky’s own pain, frustration and loss find expression here in some of his most haunting and beautiful music.

Enjoy Garsington Opera’s free outdoor relay, in which former RSC director, Michael Boyd brings Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance to life, with designs by Tom Piper, and with Roderick Williams and Natalya Romaniw making their role debuts and Douglas Boyd conducting.

Sung in Russian with English subtitles.

Garsington Opera is also holding workshops before the event.

Workshops are open to all, no prior experience is necessary, just a fun opportunity to discover something new.

A family workshop also takes place on August 16 and 17 from 10am to 1pm at The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater.

There will also be a summer skills workshop for ages 12-16 on August 18 from 10am-4pm.

You will create, explore stage craft, and work on performance skills.

Visit boomsatuma.com for more details