Buxton Festival - Buxton
25 October 2021

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La Princesse Jaune

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 5

Could the yellow princess really be a prince of another complexion altogether?
15 Jul 13 / The Observer
What possessed anyone to think that two such insipid pieces merited revival
11 Jul 13 / Telegraph
Paired rarities from Saint-Saëns and Gounod resurface in Derbyshire with an early Mozart
9 Jul 13 / The Arts Desk
Opera comique double bill at Buxton
9 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
A double bill of French fripperies
9 Jul 13 / The Guardian
La Colombe

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 5

The highlight is an aria about cooking
15 Jul 13 / The Observer
What possessed anyone to think that two such insipid pieces merited revival?
11 Jul 13 / Telegraph
Paired rarities from Saint-Saëns and Gounod resurface in Derbyshire with an early Mozart
9 Jul 13 / The Arts Desk
Opera comique double bill at Buxton
9 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
A double bill of French fripperies
9 Jul 13 / The Guardian
La finta giardiniera

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 3

Harry Fehr's Buxton staging makes a surprisingly strong case for this disregarded piece
10 Jul 13 / The Guardian
Paired rarities from Saint-Saëns and Gounod resurface in Derbyshire with an early Mozart
9 Jul 13 / The Arts Desk
Mozart’s pretend gardener becomes a soap opera
9 Jul 13 / Seen and Heard
L'Olimpiade

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 1

Obscure operas, Festival darlings
18 Jul 12 / New York Times
Kashchei the Immortal

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 7

Obscure operas, Festival darlings
18 Jul 12 / New York Times
Buxton unearths some operatic rarities
15 Jul 12 / Independent on Sunday
Buxton Festival enters the Stephen Barlow era
12 Jul 12 / Seen and Heard
Buxton punching above its weight with long-forgotten operatic curios
12 Jul 12 / Telegraph
Buxton's double bill brings together two rarities
11 Jul 12 / The Guardian
Exhumed short operas by Sibelius and Rimsky-Korsakov are daringly linked
11 Jul 12 / The Arts Desk
Both operas prove significant rediscoveries
11 Jul 12 / The Stage
Jephtha

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 4

Obscure operas, Festival darlings
18 Jul 12 / New York Times
Buxton Festival enters the Stephen Barlow era
12 Jul 12 / Seen and Heard
Handel's affecting final oratorio could use some costumes and production
10 Jul 12 / The Arts Desk
A puzzlingly obscure piece of theatre
10 Jul 12 / The Stage
Intermezzo

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 7

Obscure operas, Festival darlings
18 Jul 12 / New York Times
Intermezzo is the hit of this delightfully unpretentious opera festival
13 Jul 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
Buxton Festival enters the Stephen Barlow era
12 Jul 12 / Seen and Heard
Janis Kelly is outstanding as Christine
12 Jul 12 / Telegraph
Janis Kelly really gets to the heart of the vulnerability beneath Christine's tantrums
10 Jul 12 / The Guardian
Buxton regulars will not be disappointed
10 Jul 12 / The Stage
Richard Strauss's comedy-with-feeling kicks off the 34th festival in fine style
9 Jul 12 / The Arts Desk
The Turn of the Screw

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 1

Northern Ireland Opera revisit and revivify Britten's claustrophobic Henry James adaptation
17 Jul 12 / The Arts Desk
The Marriage of Figaro

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 1

Non-Mozart version sounds better than it looks in this first revival since 1799
16 Jul 12 / The Arts Desk
The Maiden in the Tower

Buxton Festival


No. of reviews: 6

Buxton unearths some operatic rarities
15 Jul 12 / Independent on Sunday
Buxton Festival enters the Stephen Barlow era
12 Jul 12 / Seen and Heard
The Maiden in the Tower was effectively staged as a disturbing, post-Freudian nursery game
12 Jul 12 / Seen and Heard
Buxton's double bill brings together two rarities
11 Jul 12 / The Guardian
Exhumed short operas by Sibelius and Rimsky-Korsakov are daringly linked
11 Jul 12 / The Arts Desk
Both operas prove significant rediscoveries
11 Jul 12 / The Stage
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News & Articles

Buxton International Opera wins UK Theatre Award
Buxton International Opera was awarded the Achievement Award in Opera at the annual UK Theatre Awards, held at London’s Guildhall on Sunday 27 October 2019.
30 Oct 2019 / Classical Music Magazine
Buxton International Festival announces 2020 opera repertoire
Next year’s festival will take place from 3 – 22 July 2020 and will feature five opera productions.
3 Jul 2019 / Opera Now
A great big present
Stephen Medcalf on returning to Buxton to direct his favourite piece, Idomeneo.
2 Jul 2018 / Planet Hugill
Buxton’s Stephen Barlow steps down
Stephen Barlow has announced that he will step down as artistic director of Buxton International Festival, after a seven-year tenure.
7 Apr 2018 / Opera Now
Buxton International Festival announces 2017 programme
The festival’s opera series comprises new productions of Verdi’s Macbeth, Britten’s Albert Herring, Mozart’s Lucio Silla, and Guto Puw’s Y Twr.
31 Jan 2017 / Opera Now