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

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BuxtonAlzira

Verdi: Alzira
Stephen Barlow; Elijah Moshinsky

BuxtonIdomeneo, rè di Creta

Mozart: Idomeneo, rè di Creta
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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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The Yeomen of the Guard strongly sung

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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Games of Thrones: Handel's Tamerlano

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.
****1
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Knives out in Verona: Capuleti at Buxton Festival

Stephanie Marshall's Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon's Giulietta make this production of Bellini's version of Romeo and Juliet utterly compelling.
****1
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