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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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EdinburghSeason Finale: Verdi Requiem

Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Catherine Naglestad; Zanda Švēde; David Junghoon Kim; George Andguladze

EdinburghMoonlight Sonata by Candlelight

© Warren Mailley-Smith
Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Gershwin
Warren Mailley-Smith, Piano

EdinburghPurcell: Songes & Ayres

© Jen Owens
Purcell
John Butt; Dunedin Consort; Mhairi Lawson

EdinburghThe Gondoliers

The Gondoliers
Sullivan: The Gondoliers
Derek Clark; Stuart Maunder; Scottish Opera; James Hendry; Dick Bird; Ellie Laugharne

EdinburghUtopia, LimitedIn concert

Utopia, Limited
Sullivan: Utopia, Limited
Derek Clark; Stuart Maunder; Scottish Opera; Dick Bird; Charlie Drummond; Ellie Laugharne

EdinburghOn Tour: UK

Clyne, Liszt, Mahler
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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Søndergård and the RSNO in dramatic Strauss and life-affirming Mahler

Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan

Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO on top form in Strauss’ dramatic Also Sprach Zarathustra, and Mahler’s life affirming Das Lied von der Erde.

****1
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Emelyanychev leads the home fixture in the SCO's Beethoven cycle

Maxim Emelyanchev © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Part three of their anniversary symphony cycle sees their Principal Conductor lead the SCO with energy and drama.
****1
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Alma and Gustav Mahler side by side with the SCO

Kensho Watanabe © David Debalko

Mr and Mrs: The Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Kensho Watanabe explore Alma Mahler’s early songs and Gustav Mahler’s sunny Fourth Symphony with Karen Cargill.

***11
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Christian Reif makes impressive RSNO debut

Christian Reif © Stefan Cohen

Nicola Benedetti and the RSNO in a dramatic performance of Sibelius, with popular Shostakovich and Mussorgsky, an impressive RSNO debut for conductor Christian Reif.

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Scottish Ballet's The Snow Queen leaves Edinburgh feeling festive

Constance Devernay (Snow Queen) and Andrew Peasgood (Kai) © Andy Ross

Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre retells the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale while maintaining the wintry wonder that makes the story so beloved.

****1
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Beethoven in Edinburgh: alternative drama for election night!

Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
The SCO’s Beethoven cycle continues with a meaty menu of three symphonies
****1
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