From frothy comedy to best of British, Buxton is a jolly good show

Buxton.pngHugh Canning [Times Online, 20 July 2008]
Almost 30 years have passed since the enchanting Derbyshire spa town of Buxton first hosted an opera festival. It opened modestly in 1979 with Donizettiís Lucia di Lammermoor, but the following year it raised the stakes exponentially with Ambroise Thomasís Hamlet, starring Thomas Allen in the title role, and Berliozís Beatrice and Benedict, in which Ann Murray and her husband, Philip Langridge, sang the squabbling lovers.