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NEW DATES!  Buxton International Festival 2021

Buxton International Festival is pleased to announce the opera and musical theatre programme for the 2021 Festival Thursday 8th July – Sunday 25th July 2021


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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

The Buxton Opera House crew lifting a giant blue head and moving it to a container at Longcliffe Quarries

A giant blue head, elaborate costumes and a 3 foot replica of the planet Jupiter were an unusual delivery for Peak District quarry firm Longcliffe!  The shipment arrived all the way from Austria and was met at the company’s Brassington site by crew from Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival. 

We are delighted to welcome Harriet Grubb to the BIF team as our new Marketing Manager. Emma Lloyd resigned at the beginning of the month to pursue her career in Rugby. We extend our best wishes to Emma and thank her for all the energy and effort she put into our Festival over the last

We are delighted to announce the appointment of an exciting young Arts Professional, Clara Marshall Cawley, as our new Associate Board Director. This position is treated as a director of the company but is not registered as a full director or trustee and has no voting rights. Being responsible for running an Opera Festival is a

Buxton International Festival (BIF) is delighted to receive a Culture Recovery Fund grant, this is fantastic news and means we can re-engage creatives to work with us on our outreach work and activate plans for the 2021 festival.    “This grant is a life line to the creative team and all the artists we are