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We are delighted to be able to offer members this opportunity to join English Touring Opera soloists to attend this lunchtime musical entertainment at Moorcroft House, the home of Festival supporters Pat and Philip Holland. Moorcroft is located just across the park from the Opera House in the town centre. The programme include works by Rossini, Strauss and Novello.

The cost per ticket of £45 includes lunch OR if you book for this event and the Opera Study Day together you can purchase a duo ticket for £80 for both events.

Julia Mariko – Soprano

Jerome Knox – Baritone

Robin Wallington – Piano


Novello  Waltz of my Heart  The Dancing Years   (Julia Mariko)
Stravinsky  Come Master  The Rake’s Progress  (Jerome Knox)
Rossini  Una voce poca fa Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Julia Mariko)
Rossini  Come un ape  La Cenerentola / trans. Wilfred Judd  (Jerome Knox)
Strauss Mädchenblumen Op. 22 (Julia Mariko)
1. Kornblumen
2. Mohnblumen
3. Epheu (Efeu)
4. Wasserose
Finzi Channel Firing (Jerome Knox)
Mozart Crudel! Perche finora Le nozze di Figaro (Jerome Knox & Julia Mariko)
(trans. Amanda Holden)
Novello  My life belongs to you  The Dancing Years  Robin Wallington
Porter  Night and Day Gay Divorce (Jerome Knox)
Novello We’ll Gather Lilacs Perchance to Dream (Julia Mariko & Jerome Knox)


Jerome Knox: Winner of the London Handel Singing competition 2020, British baritone Jerome Knox was born in London and is a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He previously trained at the Royal College of Music and read Classical Studies at Edinburgh University. Jerome was a finalist in the Grange Festival International Singing Competition. Recent operatic roles include: Marcello La bohème and Prince Aphron The Golden Cockerel (ETO), Count Almaviva and Don Giovanni (Waterperry Opera Festival), Emireno Ottone (Göttingen Handel festival). Future plans for 2023 include his Wigmore Hall debut with the London Handel Players and returns to Waterperry Opera and to Scottish Opera for their Opera Highlights tour.

Julia Mariko: English-Japanese Soprano Julia Mariko’s highlights for 2022: ‘The Linnet’ The Selfish Giant (Opera North), Janis Kelly Masterclass (Opera Festival Scotland), ‘Gianetta’ L’elisir d’amore, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung (Scherzo Ensemble) and work with English National Opera Engage. Previous highlights: ‘Barbarina’ The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North), ‘Gretel’ Hansel and Gretel (Waterperry Opera Festival), ‘Fredrika’ A Little Night Music (Buxton Opera Festival), ‘Amore’ (cover) Orfeo ed Euridice, (Opera North), ‘Fairy Godmother’ Cinderella, (Opera North Whistle-Stop Opera), ‘Princess Hrothmund’ Beowulf (Charles Court Opera) ‘Soeur Constance’ Dialogues des Carmélites (RNCM), ‘Gianetta’ The Gondoliers (The National G&S Opera Company). This summer Julia will perform as a Debutante and the named roles of Stella and Shirley in Buxton International Festival‘s new production of The Land of Might-Have-Been. She will also understudy the title role of Vera.




13 May 2023




Moorcroft House, 1 Moorcroft Road, Lismore Road, Buxton, SK17 9GA

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  • Sat 13 May 2023 11.00am - 2.00pm Sold Out