How has the opera world been affected by, and responded to, the COVID-19 crisis over the last year?

Join Emily Gottlieb, Chief Executive of the National Opera Studio, Founder Director of Opera UK and BIF Trustee in conversation with Pete Spriggs, Chair of the Friends of Buxton International Festival (BIF) as they reflect on twelve months like no other.

The event will conclude with the latest plans for Buxton International Festival, running this year from 8 -25 July. Michael Williams, CEO of BIF, will be answering your questions on how the running of this year’s festival will differ in response to COVID-19.

To join us for this free Friends of Buxton International event please book your place here.  A Zoom link will be sent to you two days before the event.

If you are not able to attend and would like to submit a question in advance please email  The responses will be available on after the event.



25 Mar 2021


Online via Zoom

Booking info

Dates, times & booking

  • Thu 25 Mar 2021 7.00pm - 8.15pm Book