Buxton Festival hosts UK premiere of opera

The Golden Dragon rehearsal shot.
The Golden Dragon rehearsal shot.
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Music Theatre Wales are returning to Buxton Festival with the UK premiere of another thrilling new opera.

Set in a Pan-Asian restaurant found in any city anywhere, The Golden Dragon is a compelling fable of modern life – funny, shocking and touching in equal measure.

Migration, exploitation, hopes and lost dreams are all here.

At the heart of this East-meets- West tale, is the discovery of a decayed tooth in a bowl of soup. It belongs to a kitchen ‘boy’, a long way from home and with no papers. He’s also looking for his sister, but she’s been forced into a very different kind of service just next door …

Reviewing The Killing Flower at Buxton Festival in 2013, Opera magazine enthused: ‘The festival cannot be too highly praised for securing one of the most important first UK performances of recent years.’

Randall Shannon, the festival’s executive director added that “We are very proud of our close relationship with Music Theatre Wales, their work is always engaging, demanding and of the highest standard”.

The premiere takes place in Buxton Opera House on Monday, July 18, at 7.15pm, to book tickets visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call the Opera House Box Office on 01298 72190.