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Greek Tragedy

Journalist Mark Fischer talks to Ivo Van Hove about working with movie star Juliette Binoche.

Israel Galván, the man who reinvented flamenco

The Guardian’s Dance Critic Judith Mackrell profiles Israel Galván ahead of Lo Real at Edinburgh International Festival.

A Life in Three Acts

The Scotsman's Theatre Critic Joyce MacMillan talks to David Greig about adapting Alasdair Gr

Creating The Harmonium Project

Richard Slaney, from 59 Productions, talks about bringing The Harmonium Project to life.

More pictures of The Harmonium Project

Take a look at new images of The Harmonium Project.

A Chorus of Sound and Light

Keith Bruce discovers how data collected from the Edinburgh Festival Chorus will be transformed into a remarkable outdoor display.

What's in a Name

The Herald' Dance Critic Mary Brennan about Tao Ye, the choreographer who has taken China’s d

Life Imitating Art

The Herald's Theatre Critic Neil Cooper about Stewart Laing's Paul Bright's Confessions of a

Archly Witty Opera

Writer and editor David Kettle discovers how Sir Andrew Davis tackles Stravinsky’s darkl

Early Explorations

Scotsman Classical Music Critic Ken Walton about three Usher Hall concerts that champion

Close Encounters

The Herald Theatre Critic Neil Cooper looks at Complicite’s new show, The Encounter.

International orchestras at Festival 2015

Scotsman Classical Music Critic Ken Walton on the international orchestras at the Edinburgh International Festival 2015

Writer & editor David Kettle about Komische Oper’s The Magic Flute

Writer David Kettle about Komische Oper’s The Magic Flute at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

A singer's perspective: David Arulanantham

Name David Arulanantham

Year joined 1971

In the beginning

It all started with a letter – and with sky-high ambitions.

A singer's perspective: María Liendo Zaccara

Name María Liendo Zaccara

Year joined 2014