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

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Buxton Festival celebrates 40th anniversary with Eugene Onegin

Every July, Buxton’s charming opera house hosts an international festival of opera, literature and the arts. This year the festival opened with a strong familiar favourite, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
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Monsters of the mind: Idomeneo at the Buxton Festival

Stephen Medcalf directs a coherent staging of Mozart’s opera seria in which Idomeneo’s inner demons are to be battled. 
***11
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Revolutionary jungle fever: Verdi's Alzira in Buxton

A spirited account of Verdi's early opera in its first professional UK staging, nowhere near as “ugly” as Verdi would have had us believe. 
****1
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For teenage kicks: Mozart's Lucio Silla at Buxton International Festival

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. 
***11
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Fresh peaches of temptation

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. 
****1
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Verdi's Macbeth at Buxton International Festival

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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