A NEW TV show is looking for talented football fans to try their hand at opera ahead of the World Cup.

The producers of Gods of the Game: A Football Opera are looking for people in Brighton who love to sin, to take part in the show and receive expert vocal training.

Participants will perform in the chorus and be filmed for a behind the scenes documentary.

Sky Arts, who is commissioning the show, said the opera will focus on corruption in football to coincide with the FIFA World Cup in Saudi Arabia this December.

The opera will be performed to an in-person audience at Grange Park in Surrey in October, airing on Sky Arts, Now and Freeview shortly afterwards.

A spokesman for the channel said: “The opera will include the world’s first “footy fan chorus”, a group of football fans who will turn their passion for the beautiful game into an operatic sensation.

“They’ll be given a crash course in opera before performing a specially composed chorus in a UK football stadium.

“Filmed footage of the fans turned opera singers will then be played on stage during the opera as part of the performance.

“The footy fan chorus will be cast in the coming months, so any fans ready to swap their boots for their baritone and their tracksuits for their tenors should watch this space.”

Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, said the combination of opera and football is a “marriage made in heaven”.

He said: “Both opera and football are full of passion, drama and charismatic stars.

“I'm incredibly excited to bring this extraordinary idea to life at Grange Park Opera and on Sky Arts.

Casting directors say anyone who wishes to take part should be available on August 13, 14, 27 and 28 for filming.

So, if you are a football fan who loves to sing and have a passion for the game too, you can get in touch with Sky Arts by emailing footfans@factoryfilms.tv Gods of the Game will air on Sky Arts in November this year.