|10:30||Introduction to Ruddigore, Trial & The Sorcerer||Stephen Turnbull||Utopia Theatre||£7.50|
Stephen Turnbull, Secretary of the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society is one of the world’s leading experts on Sullivan’s music and the G&S repertoire. He is our ideal commentator on the history and background of the operas and this morning he will take a close look at Ruddigore, Trial by Jury and The Sorcerer which are the first three productions of the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company in 2018.
|13:00||Lunchtime Entertainment||Hot & Cold Food||Utopia Pavilion||FREE|
|14:30||Pirates Revisited||Opera North Youth Group||Harrogate Theatre||£15|
We are delighted to welcome Marie Lemaire who is Opera North’s Youth Ensemble Manager and who will introduce a special performance of her youth group’s production of “Pirates Revisited”, adapted by John Savournin and directed by Emma Black. John, of course has been involved with the Festival from the start. Marie will give an introduction to the very impressive educational projects undertaken by Opera North.
|19:30||Princess Ida||Peak Opera||The Royal Hall||£20 – £30|
Peak opera was founded in 2005 especially to perform at our Festival in Buxton – hence the name “Peak” Opera! Over the years they have gone from strength to strength bringing performers from a wide variety of sources. They were runners-up in 2014 and 2016 and we are certainly looking forward to this year’s production of the magical “Princess Ida”.
|22:00||Late Night Festival Club & Cabaret||Hot & Cold Food,||Utopia Pavilion|