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EIF 2017 Opera Preview

 Turin’s Teatro Regio Tornio

Festival Director Fergus Linehan has given us nine operas this year, more than usual. He has told us of the central role opera took in the early days of the Festival.

Seventieth Edinburgh Festival Starts With a Bloom, Ends with a Bang


The Edinburgh International Festival will mark its 70th year by remembering the spirit of 1947 when the first Edinburgh Festival was introduced aga

The Paris Concert, Queen's Hall, Review

The Paris Concert

Rameau’s ‘Suite from the Boreades’ was the opening composition in this concert.

The RSNO’s 2017:18 Season Announced

New music, more concerts and greater diversity as the RSNO celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding organisation, the RSNO Chorus

Scottish Opera’s Pelléas and Mélisande, Festival Theatre, Review

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This is a production every opera buff and every devotee of Debussy should see. Directed by Sir David McVicar for Scottish Opera it is a winner.

LeithLate Announces Dates For 2017 Festival

LeithLate, that originated as a one-night event back in 2011, is still going strong 6 years later and now announces its dates for LeithLate17.

RSNO Beethoven’s Eroica, Usher Hall, Review

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Following the much admired Leader of the Orchestra, Maya Iwabuchi, on to the stage was 27-year-old Lava Shani who was to conduct the evening's concert.

Rant, Traverse Theatre, Review

Rant group

For the ‘post politics’ and ‘post truth’ generation, the word Rant may conjure up unfortunate images, as for those who find the performances of even such as Jordi Savall a little too raw.

Stan and Mabel, Assembly Rooms, Review

Stan and Mabel

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra annual fun Family Concert was held on Saturday in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms.

RSNO Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, Usher Hall, Review

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John Whitener gives a very good pre-concert talk. He is the RSNO's Principal Tuba player.

Rent (2017), Festival Theatre, review

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Every so often a musical comes along that captures the zeitgeist – West Side Story, Hair, and A Chorus Line.