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theartsdesk at the Buxton Festival: An Opera a Day

theartsdesk at the Buxton Festival: An Opera a Day

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An opera a day keeps boredom at bay. There’s no danger of boredom in Buxton in mid-July. Set 1,000ft up in the Derbyshire hills, on the edge of the Peak District, and blessed with an Edwardian gem of an opera house, the old spa town is now well established with its own place on the festival map. And when the sun shines on it, as it did for most of the first day, it’s a picture.

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How nice to read such an enthusiastic and well-written piece. It makes a change from some of the more egotistical and cynical things that appear too frequently on this otherwise interesting site. Much more from Philip Radcliffe please.

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