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Buxton Opera House For the next few days I am based in Buxton, attending five operas (including one double bill); three productions by the festival itself and two visiting productions. The festival, which was founded in 1979, is based around the Buxton Opera House which is at the centre of a complex of buildings which arose because of Buxton's position as a spa town. In many ways Buxton seems an unlikely spa, it is a down to earth Derbyshire peak district town and hardly like Harrogate (which has always seemed like a little bit of Surrey dropped into Yorkshire).
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