Buxton International Festival Residency - July 2017

The English Concert have established themselves in the idyllic Derbyshire countryside over past seasons, showcasing their prowess for baroque opera, in particular Purcell and Handel.


We are delighted to announce our our third residency this summer, demonstrating our pedigree once again in a more classical vein with Mozart’s early opera Lucio Silla. Directed by one of our favourite guest directors Laurence Cummings, he is joined by a wonderful cast to include Joshua Ellicott in the title role as well as Rebecca Bottone (Giunia) and Fflur Wyn (Celia) amongst others.

Speaking about last season's production of Handel's Tamerlano:

"This was the first in a planned series of co-productions between the Buxton Festival and The English Concert. It will prove an astute move if the orchestra continues to sustain anything like the remarkable finesse it displayed in this Francis Matthews production…The English Concert stuck to the singers like limpets, and reflected their emotions. Handel has now been on the Buxton operatic menu 11 times since the turn of the century. With this new partnership, he has graduated from chef’s special to specialité de la maison. Musically speaking, anyway." – Opera Magazine, 2016

Performances: 9, 13, 16, 20 July
Buxton Opera House, Buxton

Find out more here


Latest News
feature-grid-image
In The News

On the eve of its 45th Anniversary Season, The English Concert are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Garsington Opera. Beginning in 2020, The English Concert will perform in one or two productions each season for an initial 5 year term. The new partnership with The English Concert will be launched in July 2019 with a concert performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, conducted...

More Info
feature-grid-image
In The News

Ahead of our 2018-2019 season we are delighted to announce our return to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe this summer on 8th July. In recent years we've been involved in a number of projects at the Globe, from retracing Charles Burney's footsteps through the musical landscape of the 17th and 18th centuries with tenor Mark Padmore, to Samuel Adamson's play Gabriel with trumpeter Alison...

More Info
feature-grid-image
In The News

Just over a month on from our latest Handel blockbuster, and we're still trying to catch our breath, such has been the critical acclaim that greeted us upon our return to the UK. Since 2013 our annual operatic foray reveals masterpiece after masterpiece in Handel's vast output, all-star casts (and voices of the future). But more than this, the orchestra prove their pedigree time and time again. This...

More Info
feature-grid-image
In The News

"An utterly heavenly Orlando. When these five wonderful voices combined for the final chorus, I thought I had gone to heaven..."

More Info