Events are listed by category in Descriptions and briefly in date order in the Diary...
Printed programmes will be available from June in Buxton and in neighbouring towns and tourist information centres. Become a Fringe Friend and receive an early Fringe Programme automatically. Otherwise please send an A5 stamped address envelope to:
High Gables, Elnor Lane
High Peak, Derbyshire
This year's programme features a great line-up of opera, music, literature, family and free events. The 17 day Festival takes place from the 5th to the 21st July. The Festival’s opera productions are a Double Bill of two sparkling French romances, Saint-Saens’ La Princesse Jaune and Gounod’s La Colombe and La finta giardiniera written by Mozart. There are also a number of visiting opera performances – the acclaimed Grange Park Opera with Fortunio, Music Theatre Wales with the UK premiere of Sciarrino’s The Killing Flower and La Serenissima with Vivaldi’s Ottone in villa. In the Music series, there’s a packed programme of concerts by renowned ensembles, soloists and up-and-coming talent from the Festival’s Young Artists. Renowned Literary series includes Melvyn Bragg, Sandi Toksvig, The Duke of Devonshire, politicians Paddy Ashdown, Matthew Parris, Roy Hattersley and Ann Widdecombe, BBC journalists Nick Robinson and Jeremy Bowen and Countryfile presenter Julia Bradbury.This year’s Festival also includes family and free weekend events including free taster of the Festival’s operas, A Song at Six, each day in the Pavilion Gardens Bandstand.
The Festival brochure is available to download from the website www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call the Festival Office on 01298 70395.