OPERA Worcester has secured its second business sponsor for this year’s production.

Worcester-based Comer Park Security Services, whose owner sings in the opera's chorus, has taken up a sponsorship package for the show in May.

Owner Trisha Jukes said: ‘This will certainly help us with our marketing locally and help us to raise our profile. At the same time it’s great to be associated with a local organisation that provides excellent quality productions and aims to give opportunities to singers of all ages to tackle opera.”

Chairman of Opera Worcester, Caroline Causier, said: “We are very grateful to Comer Park Security Services for taking up one of our sponsorship packages.

"Not only does Trisha run a busy business but she is one of our most dedicated chorus performers and recently agreed to serve on our committee.

"We are indebted to her, and her company, for the tremendous support she gives us, both on and off the stage."

Sponsorship opportunities still exist for this year’s production and if any local businesses would like to find out more they should visit www.operaworcester.uk/become-a-sponsor.

Opera Worcester’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci is on May 2-4 May at the Swan Theatre.