Much anticipated opera performances include Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and a concert performance of Charpentier’s Louise. Olivier award-winning Elijah Moshinsky, who has previously directed productions for the Metropolitan Opera New York and Royal Opera House Covent Garden will be directing Giovanna d’Arco.
The 16-day Festival also features over 100 concerts and recitals from world renowned musicians and singers including pianist Stephen Hough, the acclaimed English Chamber Orchestra and Fitzwilliam String Quartet. The popular Jazz sessions in the Pavilion Café return on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during the Festival.
Over 40 speakers including Costa award winning Helen Macdonald, Louis Di Berniere, Helen Castor and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor will speak in the literary series which will also explore topics including the Magna Carta, Battle of Waterloo, Alice in Wonderland and Prince Harry.
The event also offers family and free events. For further details on the packed programme visit http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call the Festival team on 01298 70395.