New Voices: Buxton Festival Foundation Concert

Fri 5 July 2019

Opera stars of the future

To mark the opening of the Buxton International Festival’s 40th anniversary season with a high energy popular programme, singers from the Buxton Festival Company team up with the talented young artists from Cape Town Opera along with the next generation from Royal Northern College of Music for a celebratory concert. The Northern Chamber Orchestra will be in the pit, conducted by Artistic Director, Adrian Kelly.

They will present a wonderful taster programme with tuneful excerpts from well-loved operas by world famous composers. These will provide a marvellous introduction to anyone trying out opera for the first time, and of course make for a very pleasant evening for all our regulars who will be very familiar with them. We have chosen well-loved works by Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Bizet and Johann Strauss II. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute are two of his most enduring masterpieces. Bizet’s Carmen boasts more memorable tunes than any other in the repertoire, including the ‘Habanera’, and the ‘Toreador Song’. And finally, Strauss’ greatest operetta, Die Fledermaus conjures up the decadent world of fin-de-siècle Vienna.

Proceeds from this evening’s performance will be dedicated to help develop the Festival and ensure that it has the financial stability to be enjoyed by future generations. The surplus will go to the Buxton Festival Foundation to grow its endowment fund which has been set up specifically for these purposes. So by coming tonight we are sure that you will have a great time and even better you will know that you are ensuring that future audiences will too! Join us to support the festival for future generations to enjoy.

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