Buxton International Festival 2022 Opera Dates

The 2022 Buxton International Festival will run from 7-24 July with over 100 events held in a range of atmospheric venues including the Buxton Opera House, Pavilion Arts Centre, St.John’s Church and the Octagon.

Evening performances will start at 7.15pm and matinee performances at 2pm unless specified under individual production listings.

La donna del lago

Music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Andrea Leone Tortola

Adrian Kelly, Conductor
Jacopo Spirei, Director
Madeleine Boyd, Designer

A Buxton International Festival production

Venue: Buxton Opera House
Dates: Fri 8th, Tue 12th, Fri 15th, Sun 17th (matinee), Fri 22nd July 2022

Viva la Diva

Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Adapted from plays by Simeone Antonio Sografi, new English version by Kit Hesketh-Harvey

Iwan Davies, Conductor
Stephen Medcalf, Director
Yannis Thavoris, Designer
Kate Watson, Choreographer

A Salzburg State Theatre production in association with Buxton International Festival

Venue: Buxton Opera House
Dates: Sun 10th (matinee), Thurs 14th, Tue 19th (matinee), Thurs 21st, Sat 23rd July 2022


Writer: Alice Birch
Composer: Tom Coult

A Music Theatre Wales production co-commissioned and co-produced with Aldeburgh Festival and Theatre Magdeburg in association with London Sinfonietta.

Venue: Buxton Opera House
Date: Mon 18 July 2022

Gypsy: A Musical Fable

Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.

Paul Kerryson, Director

A Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival production

Venue: Buxton Opera House
Dates: Thurs 7th, Sat 9th, Wed 13th, Sat 16th (matinee and evening), Wed 20th (matinee and evening), Sun 24th (matinee) July 2022

Antonio e Cleopatra

Music by Johann Adolf Hasse, libretto by Francesco Ricciardi
A Buxton International Festival production

Venue: Pavilion Arts Centre
Dates: Wed 13th, Sat 16th, Wed 20th, Fri 22nd (matinee) July 2022
Times: Evening 7.30-9.30pm/Matinee 1-3pm

Mansfield Park

A Waterperry Opera Festival production
Music by Jonathan Dove, libretto by Alisdair Middleton after a novel by Jane Austen

Venue: St John’s Church
Dates: Tues 12th, Thurs 14th, Mon 18th, Thurs 21st July 2022
Time: 3pm – 5.30pm

Our Future In Your Hands

Commissioned by Buxton International Festival and Royal Overseas League
Music by Kate Whitley, text by Laura Attridge

Tom Newall, Conductor
Mark Burns, Director

A Buxton International Festival production in association with Royal Overseas League

Venue: St John’s Church
Dates: Sun 10th, Sun 17th July 2022
Time: 6-7pm

Booking Dates

Gypsy: Priority booking opens on 29 November 2021 with public booking on 6 December 2021.

Full Programme: Priority booking opens on 1 March 2022 and public booking opens on 1 April 2022.

See the full list of booking dates here.