2024 Operas

Fri 5 - Sat 20 July 2024

We are delighted to announce the 2024 Opera Series:


Giuseppi Verdi’s Ernani is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts which tells the tragic love story of Elvira, who is caught between three men: her lover, her guardian and the King of Spain.  Adrian Kelly conducts this new BIF production in Buxton Opera House.

Dates:6, 10, 12, 14, 17 July 2024 (all at 7.15pm except for a 2pm matinee on 14 July)


Following the success of Acis & Galatea at Buxton in 2021, the Festival is delighted to again join forces with The Early Opera Company for a new production of Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno.  Conducted by Christian Curnyn in Buxton Opera House.

Dates: 7, 11, 15 and 18 July (at 7.15pm except for 2pm matinee performances on 11 and 18 July)


In its second collaboration with Norwich Theatre, BIF presents Peter Brook’s adaptation of Bizet’s La Tragedie de Carmen in Buxton Opera House. Brook’s adaptation includes elements of the Georges Bizet opera as well as the original Prosper Mérimée novella on which Bizet’s opera was based.

Dates: 5, 9, 13, 16 July (all at 7.15pm)




Join the Friends of Buxton Festival for priority booking, opening on Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 10am.  Public booking opens on 2 April 2024 at 10am.