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Scottish Opera Richard Egarr Conductor John Mark Ainsley Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. Andrew Foster-Williams Captain Corcoran Toby Spence Ralph Rackstraw Elizabeth Watts Josephine Hilary Summers Little Buttercup Kitty Whately Hebe Neal Davies Dick Deadeye Gavan Ring Bill Bobstay Barnaby…
The Marriage of Figaro
Iván Fischer conducts and directs a specially staged concert of one of opera’s most beloved comic creations. Mozart’s sparkling farce charts one crazy day of love and desire, deception and confusion across barriers of class and convention, as servant Figaro and his master, Count Almaviva, fight for the affections of maid…
Thu 13 Aug
Sat 15 Aug
Minerva Scientifica – Mary Anning
electric voice theatre Informal, dramatic presentation of the life and work of this phenomenal Victorian paleontologist featuring music by renowned British composer Judith Bingham. Lyme Regis comes to Edinburgh. Pebbles included, please bring any old fossils with you! Age category: PG
Sat 22 Aug
Minerva Scientifica – Miriam Rothschild
electric voice theatre Anyone for fleas? Informal, dramatic presentation of the life and work of eminent, enigmatic, eccentric entomologist Miriam Rothschild, featuring Miriam: a music theatre piece by British composer Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra). Butterflies and wild flowers welcome.
Tue 18 Aug
Minerva Scientifica – The Franklin Effect
electric voice theatre Informal close harmony, DNA-infused, vocal quartet, present Rosalind Franklin's photo 51, respawned through contemporary women scientists at King's College London in creative collaborations with composers: Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Kate Whitley, Lynne Plowman, and Shirley Thompson.
Thu 20 Aug
Preview: The Last Hotel
The Last Hotel unites two of Ireland’s most fascinating artists, multi award-winning playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy in a new chamber opera from Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera about life, death, duty and guilt. Walsh’s reputation as a chronicler of the darker side of the Irish psyche has…
Rameau & Charpentier
Scottish Chamber Orchestra William Christie Conductor Scenes from Charpentier ’s Médée and Rameau ’s Les Boréades William Christie, the great pioneer of the French Baroque revival, conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in an evening of vocal and instrumental music from two of the finest early French operas…
Sing Sistah Sing!
Andrea Baker, mezzo-soprano Richard Lewis, piano Join these two extraordinary performers for a joyful and soulful celebration of the African American female voice, highlighting the extraordinary breadth of artistic expression by women such as Nina Simone, Marian Anderson and Ella Fitzgerald. This is a rare opportunity…