Strong soloists, chorus, and orchestra are the pluses of Scottish Opera’s Nixon in China

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Adams, Nixon in China: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Joana Carneiro (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 29.2.2020. (SRT)

Hye-Youn Lee (Madame Mao Tse-tung) & Julia Sporsén (Pat Nixon) in Nixon in China
(c) James Glossop

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Bezuidenhout and the SCO in Edinburgh was a completely exhilarating listen

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart: Benjamin Marquise Gilmore (violin), Philip Higham (cello), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano / conductor). Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 27.2.2020. (SRT)

Kristian Bezuidenhout (c) Marco Borggreve

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A truly magical Edinburgh concert of Christmas music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christmas music from Thomas Tallis, Bruckner and various composers: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus / Ben Parry (conductor). Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 19.12.2019. (SRT)

Ben Parry

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Scottish Ballet’s new The Snow Queen is an eminently revivable festive classic

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen (choreography by Christopher Hampson and music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov): Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Jean-Claude Picard (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 18.12.2019. (SRT)

Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen© Andy Ross

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A predictably powerful Edinburgh Messiah from John Butt and the Dunedin Consort

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel: Rachel Redmond (soprano), Jess Dandy (alto), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Marcus Farnsworth (baritone), Dunedin Consort / John Butt (director/harpsichord). Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 16.12.2019. (SRT)

Dunedin Consort (c) Jen Owens

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