Friends of Opera - Friends of Welsh National Opera

Buxton Festival

Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 July 2017

This beautiful old Peak District spa town, with its gem of an Opera House, has hosted an opera festival for over three decades. It is now recognised as one of our most important festivals in the UK and includes a lively programme of concerts, talks and other events. 

We will be attending 3 operas.

Britten: Albert Herring
Director Francis Matthews, Conductor Justin Doyle  
Cast includes: Bradley Smith, Heather Shipp, Mary Hegarty, Bonnie Callaghan, 
Sophie Gallagher, Yvonne Howard, Morgan Pearse, Kathryn Rudge
Mozart: Lucio Silla
Director Harry Silverstein, Conductor Laurence Cummings   
Cast includes: Joshua Ellicott, Rebecca Bottone, Madeleine Pierard, 
Karolina Plickova, Ben Thapa, Fflur Wyn

 Verdi: Macbeth
Director Elijah Moshinsky, Conductor Stephen Barlow   
Cast includes: Stephen Gadd, Kate Ladner, Helen Bailey, 
Richard Moore, Luke Sinclair, Oleg Tsibulko, Jung Soo Yun

We will be staying at Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton
Cost per person: £745 (based on 2 people sharing a room) Single room supplement £59.50

The cost of this holiday will cover the following:

  • 3 nights half board at Lee Wood Hotel
  • 3 superior stall seat opera tickets
  • Services of tour escort, John Whibley
Travel insurance is not included

Details are correct at time of publishing (May 2017) but may be subject to change.

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