Buxton Festival

Buxton Festival 2012

Your donation can help Buxton Festival to produce three fully-staged opera productions of neglected works in 2012.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 July 2012 to 12:00 PM, 1 July 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (276957)




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  • ‘An opera a day keeps boredom at bay. There’s no danger of boredom in Buxton in mid-July…'

    — The Arts Desk

  • ‘…an essential part of the operatic calendar.’

    — The Telegraph

  • ‘Of all the UK’s summer opera venues, Buxton must be the most relaxing and the least pretentious.’

    — The Financial Times


Quality opera productions outside of London are hard to find. They are even harder to find if you want them to be affordable. They are harder still to find if you don't want just mainstream opera but want to try something rare.


Buxton Festival will fill this gap in the artistic landscape of the UK by presenting a programme of quality, rarely performed opera at affordable prices in the beautiful setting of the Peak District. The Festival dates are 7 – 25 July. Our opera programme is: • Handel’s Jephtha, conducted by Harry Christophers • Intermezzo by Strauss, conducted by Stephen Barlow • A double bill of The Maiden in the Tower by Sibelius and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Kashchei the Immortal, directed by Stephen Lawless