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

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BuxtonThe Seraglio

The Seraglio
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
John Andrews; Stephen Medcalf; English Touring Opera

BuxtonThe Silver Lake

The Silver Lake
Weill: Der Silbersee
James Holmes; James Conway; English Touring Opera

BuxtonImogen Cooper, recital

Brahms, Liszt
Imogen Cooper, Piano

BuxtonEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Adrian Kelly; Jamie Manton; Buxton Festival Opera; Justin Nardella; Shelley Jackson; Angharad Lyddon; David Webb

BuxtonOrphée aux enfers

Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld)
Toby Purser; Jeff Clarke; Opera Della Luna; Elroy Ashmore; Tristan Stocks; Lynsey Docherty; Daire Halpin

BuxtonLucio Papirio Dittatore

Hasse: Lucio Papirio Dittatore
Adrian Chandler; Mark Burns; La Serenissima; Eleanor Dennis; Rowan Pierce; Gareth Brynmor John; Robert Murray
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Monsters of the mind: Idomeneo at the Buxton Festival

Paul Nilon (Idomeneo) © Richard Hubert Smith
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

James Cleverton (Gusmano) and Jung Soo Yun (Zamoro) © Richard Hubert Smith
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 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. 
***11
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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. 
****1
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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.
****1
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