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Rite of Spring

Rite of Spring

Luscious colours, hypnotic dance, the exotic (to westerners) Chinese/Tibetan interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring should make Yang Liping’s Peacock Contemporary Dance Company an extraordinary show. 

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Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True
Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True

"Hear Word!" is how Nigerians start a story, a sort of town crier’s call and Hear Word! … 

Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer
Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer

Hard to be Soft: A Belfast Prayer choreographed and directed by Oona Doherty is at times an explosiv… 

Eugene Onegin
Eugene Onegin

Staging is the star in Barrie Kosky’s take on Eugene Onegin. 

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The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers
The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

As part of the Edinburgh International Festival the Royal Court was invited to present a series of r... 

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

The spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings together unforgettable orchestral classics from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and fireworks specially choreographed by international pyrotechnics artists Pyrovision — all set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle… 

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Manon Lescaut
Manon Lescaut

Love, conflict, greed and desire. Manon Lescaut was Puccini’s breakthrough hit opera, and its exquisitely tender melodies and churning, surging emotions remain potent today… 

Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer
Hard to Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer

Hard to be Soft: A Belfast Prayer choreographed and directed by Oona Doherty is at times an explosiv… 

Götterdämmerung
Götterdämmerung

Following their spectacular Die Walküre in 2017, Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra reunite with a sensational international cast of soloists for the overwhelming power of Wagner’s greatest achievement…