The BIF Opera Series 2021

A full festival will go ahead between the 8 and 25 July with the following opera series:

Dido’s Ghost

Errollyn Wallen (b. 1958), libretto by Wesley Stace

A co-commissioned production in partnership with the Barbican Centre, Mahogany Opera, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, and Dunedin Consort.

Venue: Buxton Opera House

Dates & Times:
Sunday 11 July    7.15pm
Wed 14 July        7.15pm
Sat 17 July          7.15pm

Acis & Galatea

Music by George Frideric Handel, libretto by John Gay

A co-production with Buxton International Festival and the Early Opera Company.

Venue: Buxton Opera House

Dates & Times:
Monday 12 July    7.15pm
Sunday 18 July     2pm & 7.15pm
Tuesday 20 July   2pm & 7.15pm

The Dancing Master

Malcolm Arnold (1921 – 2006), libretto by Wesley Stace

A Buxton International Festival production in collaboration with John Andrews and Red Squirrel Company and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

Venue: Buxton Opera House

Dates & Times:
Friday 9 July           7.15pm
Tuesday 13 July      7.15pm
Friday 16 July         7.15pm
Thursday 22 July    7.15pm

Cendrillon

Pauline Viardot (1821-1910)

A Buxton International Festival production.

Venue: Pavilion Arts Centre

Dates & Times:
Monday 12 July    4pm
Friday 16 July       4pm
Saturday 24 July   2pm

A Little Night Music

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler

A Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival production.

Venue: Buxton Opera House

Dates & Times:
Thursday 8 July    7.15pm
Saturday 10 July   7.15pm
Thursday 15 July  2pm & 7.15pm
Saturday 24 July   2pm & 7.15pm

 

Original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Thanks to the Foyle Foundations and the members of the A Little Night Music Syndicate for their support.

The Enchanted Pig

Jonathan Dove and Alasdair Middleton

A Buxton International Festival Platform 3 production.

Venue: Pavilion Arts Centre

Dates & Times:
Saturday 10 July   12.30pm
Saturday 17 July    2pm