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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

L’Orfeo

Claudio Monteverdi / Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists / John Eliot Gardiner / Elsa Rooke

First performed in 1607, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is the first great operatic masterpiece – a tribute to the transcendent power of music, and a celebration of a love that even death cannot destroy.

14 August 2017

Peter Grimes

Benjamin Britten / Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner

A concert performance of Benjamin Britten’s defining British opera of the 20th century examines gossip, rumour and mob rule in some of the composer’s most dramatic sea-inspired music.

13 August 2017

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner / RSNO / Sir Andrew Davis

Wagner’s epic opera took us deeper into the vast mythological world in the second part of the International Festival’s four-year Ring cycle.

6 August 2017

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer

Iván Fischer both conducts and directs his daring personal vision of Mozart’s masterpiece, joined by a strong cast of international soloists and an ensemble drawn from his own Budapest Festival Orchestra.

9-12 August 2017

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

Created by Anna Meredith and 59 Productions

A spectacular free outdoor event, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams celebrated the start of the 2018 International Festival.

3 August 2018

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