La Sonnambula, Il re pastore, Buxton Festival, July 2023

This year’s Buxton Festival opened with a look back at the past, in a musical set to works from the 1930s by Ivor Novello which featured the activist and pacifist Vera Brittain, who lived in Buxton during her teenage years. A moving tribute, and very different from Bellini’s La Sonnambula on the second night, and different again from Mozart’s early Il re pastore on the third night. See my reviews in The Article.

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