Tag Archives: Michael Williams

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 …

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Georgiana, Buxton Festival, July 2019

A new opera pastiche on the unusual life of the glamorous and politically active Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. It uses eighteenth century music by Mozart and others, including some from popular songs of the day, put together by Mark Tatlow with a libretto by Michael Williams, the new CEO of the Buxton Festival. See my …

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