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Five reasons to see Breaking the Waves

Missy Mazzoli's dark and daring opera caused a sensation when it premiered in 2016. Opening at the International Festival this week, here are five reasons why you should catch the European premiere of Breaking the Waves.


2019 Playlist #12

This week we celebrated World Music Day so our latest playlist takes you on an eclectic journey through some opera, classical and contemporary music highlights.


The 2019 International Festival Reading List

Our eclectic reading list guides you through the literary works that inspired some of this year’s most exciting productions.


Missy Mazzoli on composing Breaking the Waves

The US composer gives us her own insights into the award-winning new opera.


What is Eugene Onegin all about?

Get to know the story of Tchaikovsky’s heart-breaking opera, the music and characters within it, and the production coming to the International Festival this August.


2019 Playlist #03

Press play on this week's playlist to discover the operatic works within the 2019 International Festival programme.


Seven times we got spooked at the International Festival

Halloween is just around the corner, so let's revisit a few productions at the International Festival that chilled us to the bone. Read on, if you dare…


The International Festival 2018 in videos

Relive the International Festival 2018 with these snapshots captured throughout August.


The 2018 International Festival comes to an end

The 2018 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 60 nations performed in 85 productions across 180 performances.


The Young Herald Critics reviews

Students from Edinburgh's schools review the International Festival events they attended


48 hours at the International Festival

Let’s imagine what your first 48 hours at the International Festival could look like this August. Ready? Steady? Go!


Make the most of your first trip to the International Festival

Not sure where to begin planning your first visit to the International Festival? We’ve put together some handy tips to help you get started