One Night Only Again poster with Mary Bevan soprano left and Nicky Spence tenor right. Fundraising concert for Buxton Opera House

One Night Only...Again!

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Soprano Mary Bevan and tenor Nicky Spence, two of the UK’s finest singers, return for another fabulous fundraising concert featuring a rich collection of well-loved classics, opera and music theatre. 

Join us for a musical experience, with incredible operatic performances of Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini, as well as hits from your favourite musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music and Oklahoma. Every ticket sold contributes to crucial accessibility provisions for our beautiful theatre, to ensure that everyone can enjoy all that Buxton Opera House has to give.

Mary Bevan is internationally renowned in baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, and appears regularly with leading conductors, orchestras and ensembles around the world. She has recently appeared in Alcina at the Royal Opera House.

Nicky Spence was awarded “Personality of the Year” by BBC Music Magazine in 2022 and was most recently awarded an OBE for Services to Music! His unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the music profession. Recent highlights include Jenufa for the Royal Opera, The Valkyrie for English National Opera and Káta Kabanová at Glyndebourne Festival.

The duo will this year be joined by The Northern Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Andrews, and the Kinder Chorus.

“Bevan has a beautifully pure voice, perfect pitching... consistent from first sung note to last  ”

Seen and Heard International

“Nicky Spence... a tenor who combines heroic tone and a poetic sensibility that takes the breath away”

The Times


O Fortuna from Carmina BuranaCarl Orff
Alleluia from Exultate JubilateMozart
Ave VerumMozart
Del piu sublime soglio (La Clemenza di Tito)Mozart
Giunse al fin il momento Deh vieni non tardar from Le Nozze di FigaroMozart
Papageno and Papagena, Duet, The Magic FluteMozart
Bell ChorusPagliacci Leoncavallo
Intermezzo Cavalleria RusticanaMascagni
Opening Chorus from The Bartered BrideSmetana
Song to the Moon RusalkaDvorak
Mon Coeur s'ouvre a ta Voix Samson et DalilaSaint-Saens
Vainement ma bien aimee Le Roi d'YsLalo
Flower DuetDelibes
Chorus of Wedding Guests (Lucia di Lammermoor)Donizetti
Deh! tu di un umile preghiera Maria StuardaDonetti


Overture The Barber of SevilleRossini
The Cat DuetRossini
Masquerade Phantom of the OperaLloyd-Webber
O mio babbino caro Gianni SchicchiPuccini
Nessun Dorma TurandotPuccini
O What a Beautiful MorningOklahoma
People Will Say We're in LoveOklahoma
EdelweissThe Sound of Music
If I Loved YouCarousel
You'll Never Walk AloneCarousel
  • Duration: 2hr (includes interval)
  • Price: £20-£65