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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91); Martin y Soler (1754–1806); Stephen Storace (1762-96); Giovanni Paisiello (1740–1816); Thomas Linley (1756–78)

Lyrics by Michael Williams, text by Janet Plater. Music compiled by Mark Tatlow. A Buxton International Festival production, with the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

The World Premiere of a specially commissioned 40th Anniversary opera pasticcio, celebrating the life and times of Georgiana Cavendish, the 5th Duchess of Devonshire.

Thanks to The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust, Granada Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Ida Carroll Trust and members of the Georgiana Syndicate for their support.

Sun 7 – Sat 20 July 2019

Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–93)

Libretto by the composer, based on Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse. Sung in English, with side-titles. A Buxton International Festival production, with the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

Artistic Director Adrian Kelly makes his conducting debut at Buxton International Festival with this production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Eugene Onegin is a classic tale of first love and painful rejection; of broken friendships, love and regret. When the young, romantic Tatyana is introduced to the dashing, unconventional Eugene Onegin, she believes that he is the hero of her dreams. However, he rejects her, flirting instead with her sister Olga, which angers Lensky, Olga’s fiancé and Onegin’s only friend. What follows will change all of their lives forever.

Sun 7 – Sat 20 July 2019

Lucio Papirio Ditattore

Caldara (1671-1736)

A Buxton International Festival production in collaboration with La Serenissima.

The story of family strife in pre-Imperial Rome, this forgotten gem by the Italian composer Antonio Caldara, featuring jubilant choral writing and dazzling virtuoso arias, is a perfect vehicle for the dynamic, Gramophone Award-winning baroqu ensemble La Serenissima.

Sun 7 – Sat 20 July 2019