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Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle

Free Outdoor Event

The LA Phil play music from the Golden Age of Hollywood by Korngold, Herrmann, Waxman and a selection by John Williams.

2 August 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic 2

Yuja Wang plays John Adams

The LA Phil bring their residency to a stirring conclusion with pieces by Barber, Tchaikovsky and John Adams

4 August 2019

Manon Lescaut

Donald Runnicles conducts Deutsche Oper Berlin

The powerhouse Scottish conductor brings his company, with an exceptional cast of international soloists, for this vivid concert performance. 

22 August 2019

Peter Gynt

National Theatre of Great Britain / David Hare / Jonathan Kent

Scottish star James McArdle takes the challenging title role in a raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic play.

1-10 August 2019

Eugene Onegin

Komische Oper Berlin / Barrie Kosky / Ainārs Rubiķis

Komische Oper Berlin return to the International Festival for Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera, based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel.

15-17 August 2019

Mythos: Gods

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

19-24 August 2019

Mythos: Heroes

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

20-25 August 2019

Mythos: Men

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

20-25 August 2019

Orfeo ed Euridice

The English Concert and Bernard Labadie

World-renowned British countertenor Iestyn Davies performs one of the most powerful love stories in all of opera.

15 August 2019

The Crucible

Scottish Ballet / Helen Pickett / Peter Salem

Based on the play by Arthur Miller, a brand-new narrative ballet, given its world premiere at the International Festival as one of the highlights of Scottish Ballet’s 50th anniversary year.

3-5 August 2019

Rite of Spring

Peacock Contemporary Dance Company / Yang Liping

A visually stunning, exhilarating dance reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s masterpiece. 

22-24 August 2019

West Side Story

Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Sir John Eliot Gardiner

A timeless love story; an electrifying spectacle. Jets versus Sharks. Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a cultural phenomenon.

5-6 August 2019

The Secret River

Sydney Theatre Company / Kate Grenville / Andrew Bovell / Neil Armfield

A dark, compelling award-winning drama adapted from Kate Grenville’s novel. 

2-11 August 2019

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Unforgettable orchestral classics and 400,000 fireworks launched from Edinburgh’s iconic Castle make this one of the biggest fireworks concerts in the world.

26 August 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic 1

Mahler: Symphony No 2 ‘Resurrection’

The exceptional orchestra launch the 2019 Usher Hall Series with one of the grandest and most gripping of symphonies.

3 August 2019

Götterdämmerung

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

The fourth and final opera in the Ring cycle is its grandest, as the gods themselves face their doom. 

25 August 2019

Breaking the Waves

Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera

The European premiere of a new opera from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek adapted from Lars von Trier’s controversial film.

21-24 August 2019

Oedipus

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Robert Icke

A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus is a chilling thriller, told in real time.

14-17 August 2019

Ian McKellen On Stage

With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

Ticket allocation now exhausted. From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career.

22-25 August 2019

Roots

1927

The graphically glorious 1927 return to the International Festival with the European premiere of brand-new show Roots.

9-25 August 2019

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Tim Crouch / National Theatre of Scotland

A new play presented through combined stage action and illustrated text.

7-25 August 2019

Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True

iOpenEye / Ifeoma Fafunwa

Ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars come together to tell stories of domestic violence, overturning the status quo, abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy.

19-25 August 2019

Sir James MacMillan at Greyfriars Kirk

The Culham Motets and All the Hills and Vales Along

Christopher Bell conducts Sir James MacMillan’s poignant oratorio written to commemorate the fallen of the First World War.

16 August 2019

Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 1

The first in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Aapo Häkkinen and Mahan Esfahani.

13 August 2019

Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 2

The second in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Mahan Esfahani.

15 August 2019

Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 3

The third in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Masato Suzuki.

16 August 2019

Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 4

The fourth in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Christine Schornsheim and Andreas Staier.

19 August 2019

Bach Keyboard Concertos: Concert 5

The fifth in a major, six-part International Festival concert series, exploring the complete keyboard concertos by J S Bach performed here by Richard Egarr and Diego Ares.

20 August 2019

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

MacMillan's Symphony No 5 world premiere

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the first performance of Sir James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony.

17 August 2019

La Reprise. Histoire(s) du theatre (I)

International Institute of Political Murder / Milo Rau

Milo Rau constructs an uncompromising theatrical documentary around a savage killing that shocked Belgium. 

3-5 August 2019

Teenage Fanclub

The legendary Scottish alternative rock band play songs from their three-decade career.

16 August 2019

The Rosary Sonatas: Part I

The Joyful Mysteries

One of the most extraordinary collections of music ever composed, full of fearsome virtuosity and dazzling expressiveness. The first of three concerts.

6 August 2019