Christopher Maltman

Thu 16 July 2020

Christopher Maltman and Audrey Saint-Gil

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

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Carnival of the Animals

M Reger Schlichte Weisen Op. 76 No. 48, Zwei Mäuschen; No. 51, Die fünf Hühnerchen; No. 55, Furchthäschen; No. 56, Der Igel; No. 57, Die Bienen; No. 58, Mäusefangen

M Ravel Histoires Naturelles

H Wolf Storchenbotschaft; Der Schwalben Heimkehr; Der Knabe und das Immlein; Der Rattenfänger

E Chabrier Ballade des gros dindons; Villanelle des petits canards; Les Cigales

Flanders and Swann The Armadillo; The Warthog; The Gnu

Since winning the Song Prize at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, Christopher Maltman has established himself as one of the world’s leading baritones. The breadth of his operatic repertoire is remarkable. In the last three years he has sung Mozart and contemporary music at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and the title role in Enescu’s monumental Oedipe at the Salzburg Festival as well as major Verdi roles in London, Berlin and Vienna. For his recital at this year’s Festival, Christopher Maltman and pianist Audrey Saint-Gil take a walk on the wild side, with an often humorous journey into the world of animals in the song repertoire.