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Buxton International Festival is planning an exciting opera and musical theatre programme for the 2021 Festival. Save the dates, Thursday 8th July – Sunday 25th July 2021.


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Prepare for a fresh start with a taster from our new opera oratorio, “Our Future in Your Hands”. “The World Awakens” imagines the world recovering from climate change. Commissioned by Buxton International Festival in collaboration with the Royal Overseas League and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. This innovative work is set to premiere at Buxton International Festival

We thank Jennifer Pike for our third festive playlist of the festive season. Renowned for her “dazzling interpretative flair and exemplary technique” (Classic FM) the unique artistry of Jennifer Pike has taken the musical world by storm since she won the BBC Young Musician competition aged 12, while studying at Chetham’s School of Music. Her

  Klezmer-ish, four incredibly outward-looking classically trained musicians who met whilst playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, have curated our second classical Christmas playlist for 2020. Drawing inspiration from the music of bygone travellers, the quartet explore the music of immigrants from various cultural backgrounds who left their homelands in pursuit of a different

To celebrate the festive season, we are delighted to share a series of classical Christmas playlists selected by Buxton International Festival artists with you. Pianist Martin Roscoe reveals his favourite pieces in this first collection. These can either be viewed individually on YouTube via the links below or watched as an entire playlist. Martin Roscoe’s

We are delighted to welcome Careane Wallace to the Board of Directors at Buxton International Festival.   Careane trained as a Chartered Accountant and is a practicing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. She has worked in both practice and industry. During her time in practice, she was involved in financial

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Globally renowned countertenor Michael Harper has joined the Board of Directors at Buxton International Festival.  In addition to being a celebrated opera singer, having performed throughout Europe, the US and China, Michael is a vocal consultant and teacher.  He has given workshops, lectures, and master classes for Asolo Song Festival (Italy), the British Library (Edison