• Take in five main festival performances, including Rossini’s La Donna del Lago and Johann Adolph Hasse’s Antonio e Cleopatra
• Experience a new English version of Donizetti’s Viva La Diva by Kit Hesketh-Harvey, presented by Salzburg State Theatre in association with Buxton International Festival
• Enjoy a visit to the Grade I listed Buxton Crescent and an excursion to the beautiful house and gardens at Chatsworth
MA, ARCM, ARCO
international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer
Tour assembles 1330 at Best Western Plus Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton, for five nights. Welcome and introductory lecture followed by afternoon festival fringe event. Evening festival opera at Buxton Opera House: Rossini La Donna del Lago.
Morning lecture followed by free time. Afternoon festival opera at Buxton Opera House: Styne and Sondheim Gypsy – A Musical Fable. Evening festival opera at Pavilion Arts Centre: Johann Adolph Hasse Antonio e Cleopatra.
Morning visit to Buxton Crescent (renovated Grade I listed Georgian building) including Pump Room, Assembly Room and Heritage Experience. Afternoon: festival fringe event.
Morning lecture followed by excursion to Chatsworth House (magnificent stately home, owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire). Afternoon: festival fringe event. Evening festival opera at Buxton Opera House: Alice Birch and Tom Coult Violet.
Morning lecture followed by festival fringe event. Afternoon festival performance at Buxton Opera House: Donizetti Viva La Diva.
Tour disperses after breakfast.
15 Jul — 20 Jul 2022
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"Happiness with ACE - we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Buxton; the hotel, the operas, and our tour manager and guide were all excellent"
ACE customer on a 2021 Buxton Opera Festival tour
FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS
We hope to include a selection of festival fringe events in addition to the main operas. Details of the festival’s literary and other musical events will be published on the ACE website once they are released in early 2022. Please note there may be some further itinerary adjustments at this time.
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour involves a moderate amount of walking every day between the hotel, opera house and other festival venues. The walk between the hotel and the centre of Buxton is hilly, and the venues are around a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Participants should meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as outlined in our Booking Terms & Conditions.
Cost of £1645 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, four festival fringe events (subject to confirmation), breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, twin/double room for single use supplement £175.