Another chance for boy at Buxton Festival

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Buxton Festival is seeking another local boy, this time to take to the stage in a small speaking role in one of their professional operas.

The successful boy will appear in the opera Intermezzo, which will be performed at Buxton Opera House on July 7, 10, 13, 19, 25 at 7:15pm and on 22 at 4pm.

Glyn Foley, Buxton Festival chief executive said: “We’re looking for a boy who looks approximately 8 years-old with an interest in acting, to join our friendly cast of professional singers.

“Experience in singing is not required, but this is a small speaking role, so we are looking for a youngster with acting ability, that can attend all of the performances and some daytime rehearsals between June 28 – July 5.

“It’s not a huge role, so won’t require a great deal of learning, but we think the experience will be fun and interesting, and give them a real insight into the world of professional opera.”

Intermezzo is an autobiographical comedy of jealousy by Richard Strauss, one of the greatest of all opera composers. Leading director Stephen Unwin and the Festival’s new Artistic Director conductor Stephen Barlow will lead a superb cast headed by the renowned Janis Kelly and Stephen Gadd.

Contact Glyn Foley on 01298 70395 or if you are interested in this opportunity.To find out more about Buxton Festival go to or call 01298 70395.