The team behind Buxton’s festival of opera, music and literature has unveiled an inspiring line-up of events for 2014.
Buxton Festival’s programme for next year will feature opera, a diverse concert series, internationally-renowned speakers, plus free and family events.
Randall Shannon, the festival’s Executive Director, said: “Buxton Festival is increasingly regarded as one of the UK’s leading summer festivals.
“Stephen Barlow, our artistic director, and I look forward to welcoming artists and audiences from across the UK and beyond to this great event.”
The festival will open on July 11, 2014, with a glittering Opera Gala featuring internationally acclaimed singers Susan Bullock and Richard Berkley-Steele.
Opera performances will include Buxton Festival’s first production of Dvorak’s open-hearted and lyrical The Jacobin, while Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice tells the classical myth of Orpheus and his quest to return his dead wife Euridice from the Underworld.
Audiences will also be able to experience a concert performance of Rossini’s Otello, a reworking of Shakespeare’s tragedy, and the comic opera Gloria – A Pigtale, by H.K. Gruber.
The music series will feature a packed programme of concerts by renowned ensembles and soloists including the Endellion String Quartet and the Fibonacci Sequence, and a weekend series of late night jazz.
The nationally renowned literary series had record-breaking audiences in 2013. An array of acclaimed speakers will entertain and interest audiences again in 2014.
Next year’s festival will also include free family events, pre-opera talks and the popular Song at Six, each day in the Pavilion Gardens Bandstand.