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Roses in Scottish Ballet's Cinderella © Andy Ross
Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet's Cinderella lights up Edinburgh

By , 08 December 2018
***11
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© Johan Persson
Edinburgh

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake: The Legend Returns will have audiences flocking to it

By , 16 October 2018
****1
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Taylor Stayton, Nikolay Borchev, Michèle Losier, Renato Girolami © Xavi Montojo
Edinburgh

La Cenerentola at Edinburgh Festival: comic direction to savour from Stefan Herheim

By , 24 August 2018
****1
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Autobiography © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Algorithms and DNA spirals: Wayne McGregor's Autobiography at the EIF

By , 11 August 2018
***11
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Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

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

By , 05 August 2018
****1
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Abigail Prudames (Marilla) and artists of Northern Ballet in Nixon's The Little Mermaid © Emma Kauldhar
Edinburgh

David Nixon's The Little Mermaid is a Masterpiece

By , 22 March 2018
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Sophie Martin (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Christopher Harrison (The Nutcracker) © Andy Ross
Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a festive delight at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

By , 09 December 2017
****1
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Sophie Martin and Constant Vigier in Christopher Hampson's The Rite of Spring © Andy Ross
Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet's Stravinsky Double Bill is a hit in Edinburgh

By , 11 October 2017
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Dalibor Jenis (Macbeth) © Franco Lannino
Edinburgh

Opulent Turin Macbeth arrives at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 18 August 2017
***11
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© Andy Ross
Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet: Hansel & Gretel

By , 10 December 2016
****1
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Kate Lindsey (Dorabella) and Lenneke Ruiten (Fiordiligi) © P.Victorartcomart
Edinburgh

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

By , 25 August 2016
****1
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Rebeca Olvera (Adalgisa) and Cecilia Bartoli (Norma) © Hans-Jörg Michel
Edinburgh

“Hell hath no fury": Cecilia Bartoli in Norma at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 05 August 2016
****1
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Komische Oper's The Magic Flute © Iko Freese, drama-berlin.de 1
Edinburgh

Komische Oper’s Die Zauberflöte enchants at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 27 August 2015
*****
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The Mariinsky Opera's Les Troyens © V Baranovsky
Edinburgh

Russians bearing gifts: Mariinsky Opera brings Les Troyens to the Edinburgh Festival

By , 28 August 2014
***11
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Sara © Rahi Rezvani
Edinburgh

The New Phrases of the Nederland Dans Theatre 2

By , 29 May 2014
****1
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Hye-Youn Lee (CioCio-San) © KK Dundas
Edinburgh

A Butterfly fit for the Commonweath Games

By , 08 May 2014
****1
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Boxe Boxe © Karl L
Edinburgh

Boxing Beauty: Compagnie Käfig brings vibrancy and spectacle to Edinburgh with Boxe Boxe

By , 01 April 2014
*****
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Cinderella and her Prince © Emma Kauldhar
Edinburgh

Northern Ballet perform David Nixon's Cinderella at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh

By , 22 March 2014
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Oper Frankfurt, Dido and Aeneas  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard's Castle

By , 24 August 2013
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©  Bertrand Stofleth
Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Festival: Opéra de Lyon's Fidelio from deepest space – with Segways

By , 10 August 2013
***11
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©  N Razina
Edinburgh

The Mariinsky bring a pitch-perfect Russian Cinderella to the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 30 August 2012
****1
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Opera North’s production of Janáček’s The Makropulos Case. Director Tom Cairns, Set and Costum ©  Robert Workman
Edinburgh

Opera North's production première of The Makropulos Case at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 11 August 2012
***11
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Edgaras Montvidas as Tom Rakewell  ©  Mark Hamilton
Edinburgh

Scottish Opera: The Rake's Progress

By , 31 March 2012
****1
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©  Natasha Razina
Edinburgh

The Mariinsky at Edinburgh serve up near-perfect Strauss

By , 02 September 2011
****1
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