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Weekly playlist #03

Listen to the new playlist and get to know some of the artists performing at the 2017 International Festival, including Mitsuko Uchida.

Gianandrea Noseda talks about La bohème

Conductor and Music Director of Teatro Regio Torino talks about the new production of Puccini's opera.

Zinnie Harris discusses Oresteia: This Restless House

"I have always loved the original Oresteia and it seemed like one of those projects that would allow us enough scope to do something really theatrical with it."

Get to know Benjamin Clementine

Benjamin Clementine, a voice that silences a room with love and melancholy, hope and regret.

Weekly playlist #02

Discover more of the artists performing at the 2017 International Festival in our weekly playlist including Seong-Jin Cho

Iván Fischer on Mozart's Don Giovanni

Hungarian musician and conductor Iván Fischer discusses his reimagining of Mozart's masterpiece, Don Giovanni.

Stuart Stratford discusses Greek

Composer Stuart Stratford reflects on the new adaptation of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Greek.

Anoushka Shankar talks about Land of Gold

Queen of sitar talks about her inspirations and the context of making her recent album.

Artist in residence: Joshua Bell

Superstar US violinist discusses his very special three-concert residency at the 2017 International Festival

Sir John Eliot Gardiner on Monteverdi’s operas

Conductor discusses all three surviving operas telling stories of Orpheus, Ulysses and Poppea.

Weekly playlist #01

Discover some of the artists performing at the 2017 International Festival in our weekly playlist including Anoushka Shankar.

Gianandrea Noseda discusses Verdi’s Macbeth

The very first opera to be performed at the 1947 International Festival returns in 2017 as a major new production by Teatro Regio Torino.

Castlebrae students learn hip-hop moves from Boy Blue Entertainment

Emma, our Creative Learning Officer, reflects on the hip-hop dance workshops, the fun and challenges involved, and looking really cool.

Sir Andrew Davis talks about the concert performance of Die Walküre

"I can’t think of anything else in music that actually aspires to such power and such emotional complexity"

Martin Creed talks about his residency at the 2017 International Festival

"To me it’s all to do with seeing what you can do to make you feel better and make your life better"

Castlebrae students host their own 2017 International Festival launch

Pupils at Castlebrae Community High School in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh hosted their own

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