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

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BuxtonGiulio Cesare in Egitto

Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Sergey Rybin; James Conway; English Touring Opera; Cordelia Chisholm; Old Street Band; Susanna Hurrell

BuxtonLucrezia BorgiaNew production

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
Gerry Cornelius; Eloise Lally; English Touring Opera; Adam Wiltshire; Old Street Band; Paula Sides

BuxtonIl viaggio a ReimsNew production

Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
Jonathan Peter Kenny; Valentina Ceschi; English Touring Opera; Adam Wiltshire; Old Street Band; Luci Briginshaw

BuxtonThe Land of Might-Have-BeenWorld premiere

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Novello: The Land of Might-Have-Been
Northern Chamber Orchestra; Iwan Davies; Adrian Kelly; Unknown; Nicky Shaw

BuxtonLa sonnambulaNew production

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Bellini: La sonnambula
Adrian Kelly; Harry Fehr; Buxton Festival Opera

BuxtonIl re pastoreNew production

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Mozart: Il re pastore
Buxton Festival Opera
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Manchester Camerata and Jess Gillam on superb form in Buxton

Two fascinating and hugely entertaining recent pieces started a superb concert by the strings of the Manchester Camerata, joined by Jess Gillam in Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto and the Brodsky Quartet in Elgar's Introduction and Allegro. Tchaikovsky crowned the concert.
*****
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Time on her side: fairytale meets feminism in Tom Coult’s Violet

A top notch ensemble brings Coult’s first opera luminously to life at the Buxton International Festival, finding renewed relevance in the post-pandemic era.
****1
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La donna del lago in Buxton: glorious music, confusing production

Buxton International Festival presents Rossini's exhilarating La donna del lago with fine singing, but it is undermined by Jacopo Spirei's staging. 
***11
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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.
****1
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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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