Buxton Festival's operas launch
Three full-scale opera productions which form the backbone of Buxton Festival will launch this weekend.
Leonore by Beethoven opens on Friday, I Capuleti E I Montecchi by Bellini on Saturday and Tamerlano by Handel on Sunday.
Sung in German with English side-titles, Leonore focuses on the triumph of married love.
I Capuleti E I Montecchi is based on the Romeo and Juliet story while Tamerlano is a drama of power, passion and betrayal.