Articles by David Smythe

La scala di seta: sparkling comedy from Scottish Opera in concert

By , 09 April 2017
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What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door? Chilling double bill from Scottish Opera

By , 03 April 2017
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A modern masterpiece: Scottish première of MacMillan’s Stabat Mater

By , 27 March 2017
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Scottish Ensemble’s lively Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer

By , 18 March 2017
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Thoughtful, inspiring and noble: British music from the BBCSSO and Richard Farnes

By , 12 March 2017
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A moving double bill of French tragedy at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 09 March 2017
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McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 24 February 2017
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Alina Ibragimova with the Scottish Ensemble explore the political, spiritual and emotional

By , 19 February 2017
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Handel’s Agrippina in a swinging 60s production at RCS

By , 23 January 2017
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Nicola Benedetti in wonderful partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 20 January 2017
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Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 15 January 2017
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Ancient and Modern Christmas icons from the SCO Chorus in Edinburgh

By , 17 December 2016
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Soaring spiritual ascent by candlelight from the Scottish Ensemble

By , 06 December 2016
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Baroque meets Techno in Anna Meredith’s Anno

By , 14 November 2016
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Psappha and The Hebrides Ensembles celebrate 25 years of music-making

By , 11 November 2016
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Powerful call of Russia's homeland: Prokofiev and Rachmaninov from Eivind Gullberg Jensen and the RSNO

By , 06 November 2016
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A delightful boutique Elixir of Love from Scottish Opera on tour

By , 27 October 2016
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Runnicles bids farewell to BBCSSO with a colossal Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 29 August 2016
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Points made, but underlined in red: a superbly performed Edinburgh Così fan tutte – for adults

By , 26 August 2016
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An epic Shostakovich 5 as Marin Alsop introduces the São Paulo Symphony to the EIF

By , 23 August 2016
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