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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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Peter Brook on The Prisoner

Peter Brook talks about the real life story that inspired his new work The Prisoner, co-written and co-directed by him and his long-time collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne.

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Piano Day 2018

To celebrate Piano Day 2018, we’ll take you through our music programme and have a closer look at some of the incredible pianists and their recitals at this year's International Festival.

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2018 Playlist #03

​Get acquainted with the the dazzling array of virtuoso pianists that will grace the stages of the International Festival this August.

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Get to know the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord

As resident company at the 2018 International Festival, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord brings three contrasting yet equally daring works to Edinburgh.

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2018 Playlist #02

As part of our 2018 Usher Hall season we are delighted to welcome an extraordinary collection of hugely talented young musicians from all over the world.

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