Norrington to step in for EIF concert

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  • 30 July 2010

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Norrington to step in for EIF concert

Conductor to replace Sir Charles Mackeras for Idommeneo performance

Following the sad news last month that Sir Charles Mackerras had passed away, the Edinburgh International Festival has announced that Sir Roger Norrington will now conduct the performance of Idomeneo with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Fri 20 Aug. Sir Norrington is no stranger to the EIF programme and is perhaps best known as a master interpreter of Mozart’s work. The performance will be dedicated to the memory of Mackerras. Keep an eye on the Noticeboard for further tributes to the great man in the coming weeks. For more on the performance, see


Roger Norrington leads the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in a concert performance of this masterpiece of opera seria.This is undoubtedly one of Mozart’s greatest operatic achievements. Concert performance sung in Italian. Supported by The Binks Trust.