2020 Buxton International Festival

2020 Buxton International Festival

03- 19 July 2020

Conductor Adrian Kelly joined the Festival in 2019 as Artistic Director having been the Music Director of the Salzburg State Theatre since 2017.

The 2020 programme is made up of four operas, one opera oratorio and a musical comedy. This includes five performances of Rossini’s La donna del lago, three of Handel’s Acis and Galatea, four of Hahn’s Ciboulette, one of Music Theatre Wales’ Violet and six performances of Sondheim’s A Little Light Music. BIF has commissioned Kate Whitley to create a new opera oratorio, Our Future – In Your Hands which explores one of the most defining issues of our time: how climate change is slowly destroying our creation.

The only company in the North to produce its own rare operas and have just won the Achievement in Opera Award at the 2019 UK Theatre Awards for Georgiana. In 2020, for the first time in its 40-year history, we will be producing a musical in collaboration with the Buxton Opera House.

ALso enquire about the many other talks, concerts and events in Buxton during the festival.

2020 Buxton International Festival
Buxton: Gateway to the Peak District.

The spa town of Buxton has a wealth of attractions including the main venue, the famous Buxton Opera House designed by Frank Matcham.

The Grade I listed Buxton Crescent will also open to the public in 2020 following 15 years and £46m worth of restoration. ...Show All

Programme Buxton Opera House

Ciboulette (Hahn)

2020 > July 03 | 09 | 12m | 17

A Little Night Music (Sondheim)

2020 > July 04 | 10 | 18 | 18m

La donna del lago (Rossini)

2020 > July 05m | 08 | 11 | 15 | 19m

Acis and Galatea (Händel)

2020 > July 07 | 14 | 16m

Violet (Coult)

2020 > July 13

Price guide

Prices on Request from Opera in Style.

Opera In Style's Favourite Hotels

  • Buxton Crescent & Thermal Spa
    2020 Buxton International Festival

    The Crescent was the centrepiece of the Fifth Duke of Devonshire’s plans to establish a fashionable Georgian spa town in Buxton. The grade 1 listed building is one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the country. Crescent include a 80-bedroom 5* spa hotel occupying the majority of the Crescent and which will incorporate the magnificent Assembly Rooms and a thermal natural mineral water spa in the Natural Baths.

  • Prak District

    Old Hall Hotel
    2020 Buxton International Festival

    Excellent 4-star hotel located across the road from the opera house. It is reputed to be the "oldest hotel in England".

  • Reception

    Palace Hotel Buxton & Spa
    2020 Buxton International Festival

    Combining Victorian heritage with modern facilities. The 4-star Buxton Palace & Spa [part of Britannia Hotels group] is only a 5 minute walk from the Opera House and is set in five acres of landscaped gardens. With 122 en-suite bedrooms and full leisure facilities including a 14-metre indoor pool, the hotel is an ideal choice for your visit to the Festival. Pre-theatre dinners available from 5.30pm.