Sarah Connolly Excels in Viennese and French Repertoire

19/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (11) – Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Eisler, Debussy, Poulenc, Strauss & Korngold: Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 17.08.2015 (SRT) Read more

Top-Rank Singers Bring Emotional Power to Mozart’s Figaro

18/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (10) – Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor & director), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 16.8.2015 (SRT)

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The Marriage of Figaro
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Big Blocks of Contrast in Macmillan’s New Percussion Concerto

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (8) – MacMillan & Sibelius: Colin Currie (percussion), Anna Larsson (contralto), Jukka Rasilainen (baritone), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, RSNO Chorus, Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Concert Performance of The Rake’s Progress Feels Operatic

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (6) – Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (concert performance): Royal Conservatoire Voices, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, 12.8.2015 (SRT)

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The Stunning Quality of the Oslo Philhamonic’s String Section

16/08/2015

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 Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (9) – Grieg & Rachmaninov: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Usher Hall, 15.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Brilliantly Calibrated Symphonie Fantastique with a Touch of Authenticity

14/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (7) – Berlioz: Michael Spyres (tenor), Laurent Naouri (bass), Peter Eyre (narrator), National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS), Orchestre Révolutionaire et Romantique / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 13.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

New Dennehy/Walsh Opera Tackles Assisted Suicide

11/08/2015

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  Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (4) – Donnacha Dennehy & Enda Walsh, The Last Hotel: Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera, Crash Ensemble / André de Ridder (conductor), Royal Lyceum Theatre, 10.8.2015 (SRT)

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Pictured Katherine Manley, Claudia Boyle and Robin Adams in
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a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh
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A Heroic Strauss Performance from Runnicles and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

10/08/2015

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  Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (3) – The Opening Concert, Brahms and Strauss:  Edinburgh Festival Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, 08.08.2015 (SRT)
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