After half a century Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker still has a lot to recommend it

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker: Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Jean-Claude Picard (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 10.12.2021. (SRT)

Andrew Peasgood (Nutcracker Prince) and Constance Devernay (Sugar Plum Fairy)

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‘Good evening Mr Bond, the RSNO have been expecting … your music’

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Music of Bond – Film music from the James Bond series: Music from composers including John Barry and David Arnold, Lance Ellington and Emma Lindars (vocals), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Nicholas Dodd (conductor). Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 29.10.2021. (SRT)

The Music of Bond (musicians Dávur Juul Magnussen and Emily Nenniger) © Martin Shields

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Socially distanced, semi-staged Ariadne auf Naxos in Edinburgh showcases Brenda Rae’s standout Zerbinetta

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [15] – Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos (1916 version): Soloists, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Lothar Koenigs (conductor). Filmed (directed by Phil Glenny) at the end of August 2021 at Edinburgh Academy Junior School and streamed via ‘At Home’ (click here) from 30.8.2021. (JPr)

Edinburgh International Festival’s Ariadne auf Naxos (c) Matt Beech

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