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This epic opera programme features powerhouse opera companies in stunning productions of masterpieces from Verdi, Mozart, Puccini and Turnage and concert performances by mighty orchestras and the finest soloists of Wagner, Britten and a special series celebrating Monteverdi’s works. 

 
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70th Anniversary

Greek

Mark-Anthony Turnage’s blazing opera gives the ancient myth of Oedipus a contemporary resonance in which racism, police violence, strikes and...
70th Anniversary
5 - 6 August
Various times
Festival Theatre
 
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Die Walküre

Wagner’s epic opera took us deeper into the vast mythological world in the second part of the International Festival’s four-year...
6 August
5.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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Don Giovanni

Iván Fischer both conducts and directs his daring personal vision of Mozart’s masterpiece, joined by a strong cast of international...
9 - 12 August
7.00pm
Festival Theatre
 
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Peter Grimes

A concert performance of Benjamin Britten’s defining British opera of the 20th century examines gossip, rumour and mob rule in...
13 August
6.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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L'Orfeo

First performed in 1607, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is the first great operatic masterpiece – a tribute to the transcendent power of...
14 August
7.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Monteverdi’s great opera is a celebration of unwavering devotion, conveyed in some of the composer’s most poignant, heart-breaking music.
15 August
7.00pm
Usher Hall
 

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