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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Buxton, United Kingdom

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July 2018
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Verdi: Alzira
Stephen Barlow; Elijah Moshinsky; Buxton Festival Chorus; Russell Craig; Kate Ladner; James Cleverton; Graeme Danby

BuxtonIdomeneo, rè di Creta

Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
Nicholas Kok; Stephen Medcalf; Buxton Festival Chorus; Isabella Bywater; Paul Nilon; Rebecca Bottone; Heather Lowe


Handel: Radamisto, HWV 12a, b
Peter Whelan; James Conway; English Touring Opera; William Towers; Katie Bray; Grant Doyle; Ellie Laugharne

BuxtonTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram

BuxtonJoanna MacGregor

Beethoven, Chopin, Ginastera, Gubaidulina, Say
Joanna MacGregor, Piano

BuxtonAshley Solomon

Telemann, Bach, Bach C.P.E.
Ashley Solomon, Flute
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For teenage kicks: Mozart's Lucio Silla at Buxton International Festival

The cast of Lucio Silla © Robert Workman
The fashion for reviving Mozart's teenage operas brings a vocally dazzling production of Lucio Silla to Buxton, nevertheless hampered by the work's own lack of believable drama and some fairly flat staging. 
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Fresh peaches of temptation

Bradley Smith (Albert) © Robert Workman
A period-perfect Albert Herring from Francis Matthews for Buxton International Festival takes time to settle into its stride, but provides plenty of laughs along the way. 
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Verdi's Macbeth at Buxton International Festival

Jung Soo Yun (Macduff) and the company © Robert Workman
A searing, edge-of-your-seat spinetingler from Elijah Moshinsky makes the strongest possible case for Verdi's first Macbeth, ideally suited to the proportions of Buxton's beautiful Opera House.
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The Yeomen of the Guard strongly sung

© Buxton Opera Festival
This Yeomen of the Guard was one of the best sung G&S performances I have heard. The traditional but inventive production will appeal to novices and enthusiasts alike.
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Games of Thrones: Handel's Tamerlano

Marie Lys (Asteria) and Paul Nilon (Bajazet) © Robert Workman
Handel's psychotic Tartar leader and bedhopping nobles are well served in an excellent collaboration between the Buxton Festival and the English Concert with some outstanding singing from Marie Lys and Owen Willetts.
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Knives out in Verona: Capuleti at Buxton Festival

Stephanie Marshall (Romeo) and Sarah-Jane Brandon (Giulietta) © Robert Workman
Stephanie Marshall's Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon's Giulietta make this production of Bellini's version of Romeo and Juliet utterly compelling.
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