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​Shining a light on a new partnership with Edinburgh Gin

Edinburgh International Festival is delighted to announce that Edinburgh Gin will be the festival’s first Official Gin.

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Appointment of the new Chorus Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus

Aidan Oliver will take up his new position of Chorus Director in Autumn 2018.

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International celebration of dance

Why not give dance a go this August? To help you find shows you may like, we’ve lined up some video teasers and photos below.

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2018 Playlist #06

Get to know the broad range of music in our dance and theatre programmes, from classical piano and haunting strings to cosmic pop and moody electronica.

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Katie Mitchell on La Maladie de la mort

Katie Mitchell talks about the creative process behind this radical reworking of Marguerite Duras's 1982 psychological thriller.

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The International Festival 2018 reading list

Dive more into the performances in this year's programme with these great reads that inspired some of their creators.

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What is The Barber of Seville all about?

Get to know more about Rossini's comedic opera, its use in pop culture, and of course the production that comes to the International Festival in August.

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2018 Playlist #05

On 21 April hundreds of record stores all over the UK will come together to mark Record Store Day, and there are some great releases to look out for from our 2018 performers - as well as a back catalogue of LPs from the years before.

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Robert Carsen on The Beggar's Opera

Robert Carsen talks about why The Beggar's Opera could be considered the first musical ever written, and about a curious dilemma it poses to the spectator.

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2018 Playlist #04

Immerse yourself in St. Vincent's dance-ready pop hooks and experimental lyricism.

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Calling young dancers to perform at the International Festival

An exciting opportunity has arisen for groups of young people aged 12-26 to take part in a community dance project, Kadamati.

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First production of the 2019 International Festival announced in Shanghai visit

Chinese choreographer Yang Liping’s new production of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring will be presented at the International Festival on 22-24 August 2019.

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