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Thank you from Buxton International Festival 🎉

And there we have it, after 18 days and more than 140 events, Buxton International Festival draws to a close for another year. What a fantastic festival it has been!

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported our memorable programme of opera, music, jazz and book events at our 2023 festival. Many of you supported us in different ways, with donations and through the purchase of raffle tickets; and this helps us to continue to offer an extraordinary festival each year.

What the critics said:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  “Succeeds on every level. Both the Buxton Festival Chorus and the Northern Chamber Orchestra are on top form”, La sonnambula, The Stage

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This production is made fresh and visually interesting. Kate Coventry is outstanding”, Il re pastoreSheffield Star

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fine singers deliver the goods”, Orlando, The Stage

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The lively foot-tapping and thought-provoking musical reflects the creative and lively face of the Buxton International Festival,” The Land of Might-Have-Been, Buxton Advertiser

A Concert and Afternoon Tea at Lydgate House

Join us for welcome drinks, a recital and afternoon tea presented by brother and sister opera singers Johannes and Helena Moore in the intimate and picturesque setting of Lydgate House, Chapel-en-le-Frith on 21 October 2023, 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

Everyone is welcome!

Featuring songs, arias and duets by Mozart, Donizetti, Ivor Novello and Sondheim, this promises to be a delightful representation of all the operatic delights the festival offers.

Johannes Moore is a baritone currently at the Royal Academy Opera Studio and has upcoming recitals at Leeds International Song Festival and Wigmore Hall.  Helena Moore studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the Royal Academy, and now performs throughout the UK, including performances at Garsington, Ludlow Song Festival and with ensembles including the Dunedin Consort, the English Concert and the Academy of Ancient Music.  We are delighted to have them performing together in this intimate venue for the Friends of the Festival.

CLICK HERE to book tickets for Lydgate House
Save the date!
We are pleased to announce the date for next year’s Buxton International Festival will be 5 – 21 July 2024.

The opera programme will feature:
⭐ Verdi’s Ernani (BIF)
⭐ Handel’s Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno (BIF and The Early Opera Company)
⭐ Bizet’s La Tragedie De Carmen (BIF and Norwich Theatre)

More details will be announced soon.

We want to hear from you! We are keen to hear about your festival experience, what you enjoyed most and how we could improve things. We would really appreciate it if you could take 2 minutes to fill out our Arts Council funding feedback form.  Many of the questions are required by Arts Council England, which is an important funder of the Festival.
Click here to complete our feedback form

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