EIF’s Così fan tutte Explores the Opera’s Darker Side in an Unsettling Sexual Manner

26/08/2016

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Edinburgh International Festival 2016 (12) – Mozart: Così fan tutte, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Jérémie Rhorer (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 25.8.2016. (SRT) Read more

Diverse and Exciting Music – and an Excellent Breakfast – on the Fringe

25/08/2016

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 (4) – Music Roundup – Week 3: ROSL, Edinburgh, 25.8.2016 (SRT) Read more

Theatrics and Dazzling Stars in the Music Festival’s Final Weekend

25/08/2016

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Aspen (14) – Handel, Brahms, Currier, Ravel, Ginastera, Mohammed Fairouz, Falla, Haydn, Schubert, Feinberg, Skryabin, Chopin: Inon Barnatan (piano), Kate Lindsey (mezzo-soprano), Aspen Chamber Symphony, Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater, Edgar Meyer and Christian McBride (bass), Marc-André Hamelin (piano). Harris Hall, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen Art Museum. Aspen, Colorado, 18-20.8.2016. (HS) Read more

Plenty of High Quality Music on the Festival Fringe

23/08/2016

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 (3) – Music Roundup – Week 2. 22.8.2016 (SRT)

When most music lovers think of the Edinburgh Festival they think of big touring opera productions, visiting orchestras at the Usher Hall or superstar recitalists at the Queen’s Hall; but if you look beyond the confines of the EIF and into the Fringe, then you’ll often find a lot of very high quality music out there too. Read more

Victorian Youth Challenges Modern Westminster head-on

23/08/2016

2016 Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [3] – Iolanthe: Young Singers and Chorus of the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Youth production / Andrew Nicklin (director and musical director), Savoy Festival Theatre, Harrogate, 18.8.2016. (RJW)

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A Fresh Look to The Yeomen of the Guard

23/08/2016

2016 Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [2] – The Yeomen of the Guard: The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, National Festival Orchestra, David Steadman (conductor), Royal Hall, Harrogate, 13.8.16. (RJW) 

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The Village of Ploverleigh Rings Out Some Striking Changes

23/08/2016

2016 Gilbert & Sullivan Festival [1] – The Sorcerer: The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, Festival Orchestra conducted by David Steadman, Royal Hall, Harrogate, 12.8.2016. (RJW)

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São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Brings Brazilian Flavour to Edinburgh Festival

23/08/2016

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Edinburgh International Festival 2016 (11) – Bernstein, Villa-Lobos, Shostakovich: Taylor Torkington (treble), São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor), Usher Hall, 22.8.2016. (SRT) Read more

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