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Articles by David Smythe

David Smythe
David Smythe
Pekka Kuusisto © Kaapo Kamu

Playful, creative and joyous: Pekka Kuusisto directs the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 22 March 2019
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Laura Wilde (Katya) © James Glossop

A finely sung Katya Kabanova in rust-bucket Russia

By , 13 March 2019
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Dido and Aeneas © Robbie McFadzean

Reality TV Dido and Aeneas finds resonance with Trouble in Tahiti at RCS

By , 03 March 2019
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Sir James MacMillan © Hansvander Woerd

Sir James MacMillan’s 60th Astonishing Birthday Concert with SCO and Chorus.

By , 24 February 2019
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Neal Davies © Gerard Collett

The Ultimate Romantic: BBCSSO uncovers Lélio, a Berlioz rarity

By , 18 February 2019
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Carolyn Sampson © Marco Borggreve

French delights from François Leleux and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 02 February 2019
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Jennifer France (Ice) © James Glossop

Anthropocene: a timely chiller from Scottish Opera

By , 28 January 2019
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Arthur Bruce (Gianni Schicchi) © Royal Conservatoire of Scotland | Robbie McFadzean

A perfect antidote to those January blues: Stylish, witty double bill at RCS

By , 23 January 2019
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Ludus Baroque © Andy Staples

Seasonal joy from Ludus Baroque with the Marian Consort in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

By , 16 December 2018
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Sean Shibe © Kaupo Kikkos

Musica Adventus: soulful Advent from the Scottish Ensemble with Sean Shibe

By , 10 December 2018
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Wojtek the Bear © David Smythe

McFall’s Chamber: Warsaw’s Tango and Afterwards

By , 16 November 2018
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Prelude – Skydiving from a dream © Louise Mather

Utterly thrilling: Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance

By , 12 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 10 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan

A partnership to watch: vibrant Rachmaninov One from Søndergård and the RSNO

By , 15 October 2018
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Andrew McTaggart (Falstaff) © Opera Bohemia

A fun-packed Falstaff from Opera Bohemia heading to the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 24 August 2018
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St Patrick's © St Andrew Camerata

Late night candlelit concerts at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 23 August 2018
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The Beggar's Opera © Patrick Berger

Baroque meets jukebox musical in a wryly topical Beggar’s Opera at EIF

By , 17 August 2018
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McFall's Chamber at the Fringe © McFall's Chamber

Red Blue Balance: McFall’s Chamber's inspirational jazz fusion at the Fringe

By , 13 August 2018
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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 10 August 2018
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Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan

Tales from the Stave: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 06 August 2018
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