Yet if the programme's emphasis was on opera, it was opera taking the night off. Peter Grimes may have been premiered at the theatre, Sadler's Wells Opera may have performed a rich repertoire of Verdi and Mozart, but the highlight of Sunday night was 'The Three Divas' singing a blissfully wicked parody of the Three Tenors' theme tune. Rosemary Ashe, Anne Collins and Della Jones competed shamelessly with each other for the big notes of Nessun Dorma, and in a perfect imitation of overwrought and overpaid Pavarottian emotion, added a unison routine of brow-wiping, arm-waving and ponderously wobbling jowels.

Hear Rosemary sing | Rosemary laugh

And company at the end of "Notes." | In "Hannibal"
And John Aron in the "Sitzprobe" scene | With the managers and Piangi (John Aron)
In a closer "Hannibal" shot | And cast at the end of "Notes" | Another "Hannibal"