City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Opera


Scottish Opera announces 2017/18 season

• New productions of Ariadne auf Naxos, Eugene Onegin, Greek and Pagliacci (The Clowns)
• Sir David McVicar’s production of Verdi’s La traviata opens the Season

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

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

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.

Iranian Classical Concert: Darya Dadvar in Collaboration with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Darya Dadvar is an Iranian soprano soloist and composer who incorporates jazz, blues, folk and world music into her classical opera.

Edinburgh Fringe 2018

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The Edinburgh International Festival may have come first, but generally it's the Fringe that Edinburgh is best-known for. There's really nothing quite like it - "the largest show on Earth".

The stats bear that out: 2018 will see 56,796 performances of 3,548 shows in 317 venues across Scotland’s capital city. It's a sprawling, anarchic, sleepless month of live performances. There are hundreds of free shows and pay-what-you-want shows at the Fringe as well.

Scottish Opera: The Marriage of Figaro, Festival Theatre, Review

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Sir Thomas Allen's production of The Marriage of Figaro was such a success in 2010 that it is no surprise to see it again in Edinburgh.

EDGAS presents Ruddygore

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society present the hysterical parody of spooky melodrama, Ruddygore.

The Royal Marines Band in Concert

A concert presented by the Band of HM Royal Marines Scotland, supported by a choir provided by the Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society and featuring the RM Corps of Drums.

The Mikado, Festival Theatre, Review

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The successful team that is Scottish Opera and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company has again teamed up to produce one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best loved satirical comic operas written in 1885, The Mikado.