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The University Singers and UO Chamber Choir will share a concert at 8 p.m., including folk music, the Toreador Song from `Carmen' and sacred music.
But I confess, as a total Philistine, that whenever I hear the Toreador Song I tend to join in, off-key but with enthusiasm, by singing, 'Stand up and fight until you hear the bell.'
However, the abridged version still has all the well-known tunes, including the Toreador Song.
"But we have made one exception in the toreador song, which we gave a rock synthesised treatment by Philip Chambon to reflect the transformation of the 19th century toreador into a contemporary rock star."
He was not particularly comfortable singing the Toreador Song, telling the audience: "I've never really liked it.
At 6.45pm on Tuesday, June 8, the BBC's The Choir will lead the performance as people from 14 locations across the UK join in The Toreador Song in one of the biggest sing-alongs in Royal Opera House history.
In the first number, the Toreador song from Carmen, Terfel set the tone of things to come by encouraging the audience to join in the famous refrain.
He is known for music ranging from Mozart and Wagner to Rodgers and Hammerstein and his concert will feature some of his best-loved arias and songs, including the Toreador Song from Bizet's Carmen, Oh, What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma!