The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company (formerly Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company) makes another welcome return to Buxton in July, joined this year joined by Derby G&S Opera Company. The 3 week long Gilbert & Sullivan Festival moved to Harrogate in Yorkshire in 2014 after being resident in Buxton for 20 years.
This years shows include G&S classics The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe, starring G&S favourite Richard Gauntlett, amongst others.
There is still ticket availability for the shows and if you’re new to G&S and wonder what all the fuss is about, go and see Pirates, which, seems to make a rather perfect introduction to the fantastically silly and comical but also wonderfully written music and lyrics of Gilbert and Sullivan. Both funny and witty but music that’s also incredibly moving and melodic, this isn’t opera, its operetta and totally unique to Britishness. So, whether you’re a G&S convert or a newbie wondering what it’s all about, it should be a fantastic week again this year.
Where: Buxton Opera House, Water Street
When: 25th – 29th July 2017, check website for times
Entry / Cost: Check website for ticket prices ranging from £18 – £35, discounts are also available