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Buxton Opera Festival

20 Jul — 25 Jul 2021 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Bryden,

MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1330 at Best Western Plus Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton, for five nights. Welcome and introduction.  Afternoon festival fringe event (subject to confirmation). Evening festival opera: Handel Acis & Galatea.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by festival fringe event (subject to confirmation) and some free time. Evening festival opera: Donizetti Viva La Diva.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by excursion to Lyme Park (magnificent estate with 18th century modifications, surrounded by gardens, moorland and a deer park). Evening festival opera: Rossini La donna del lago.

Day

4

Morning visit to Buxton Crescent (Grade I listed Georgian building, which recently underwent a major renovation) including Heritage Experience. Free afternoon and free evening.

Day

5

Morning lecture followed by festival fringe event (subject to confirmation). Matinee festival opera: Sondheim A Little Night Music.

Day

6

Tour disperses after breakfast.

Tour Dates

20 Jul — 25 Jul 2021

Days

6

Cost

£1565

Tour Code

BUXF-21

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Testimonial

"Culturally this was an excellent tour.  And there is so much happening in Buxton during the festival to interest and inspire..."
ACE customer on a previous Buxton Opera Festival tour

FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS

We hope to include some festival fringe events in addition to the four 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 2021. 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.

Cost of £1565 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, four main festival performances as described, fringe events (subject to confirmation), breakfast, one lunch, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, twin/double room for single use supplement £215.

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