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Peter Gynt: Adapting an epic

The team behind Peter Gynt discuss the raucous reboot as we take a look behind-the-scenes...

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The Greeks

Two shows at this year’s International Festival re-examine the Greeks. We take a look at how they've been reworked for the 21st century audience.

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2019 Playlist #09

This summer brings an opportunity to hear some of Bach's masterpieces in ten performances across Edinburgh's concert halls. Listen to some of those striking compositions in our new playlist.

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The search for The Secret River

A look at the history behind the book and giving voice to the Dharug language in the stage adaptation.

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Missy Mazzoli on composing Breaking the Waves

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

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Photograph the International Festival

A unique opportunity for emerging photographers to get unparalleled access to the International Festival. Read on to learn how to apply.

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2019 Playlist #08

This year's programme features some of the most unique and exciting voices in contemporary music today. Our new playlist explores their latest releases.​

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Reach new musical heights with our Young Musician's Passport

See some of the world’s finest orchestras, musicians and ensembles for free with our Young Musician's Passport for musicians aged 18 or under from Edinburgh or the Lothians.

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2019 Playlist #07

Get to know the music of West Side Story ahead of the two concert performances of Bernstein's American masterpiece this August.

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Virgin Money Fireworks Concert poster competition 2019

We're looking for budding artists aged 5-12 years old to design a poster for this year's Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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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.

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2019 Playlist #06

Press play on this week's playlist to discover the works by Sir James MacMillan in our 2019 programme, as we celebrate the composer's 60th birthday with five concerts during the International Festival this year.