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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

The Prisoner

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Peter Brook / Marie-Hélène Estienne

Co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, this new work is a compelling exploration of justice. 

Love Cycle: Love Chapter 2

L-E-V Dance Company / Sharon Eyal / Gai Behar

Dark and provocative Love Chapter 2 is one of two complementary, standalone dance pieces from the world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company.

HOME

Geoff Sobelle

A breathtaking and tender spectacle of illusion, choreography and storytelling that explores the everyday drama of what makes a house a home.

Love Cycle: OCD Love

L-E-V Dance Company / Sharon Eyal / Gai Behar

Intensely kinetic OCD Love is one of two complementary, standalone dance pieces from the world-renowned L-E-V Dance Company.

Cold Blood

Michèle Anne De Mey / Jaco Van Dormael / Kiss & Cry Collective

Three virtuoso dancers use only their hands to create a tender and humorous story that is filmed live in front of an audience. 

Autobiography

Company Wayne McGregor

Trailblazing choreographer and director Wayne McGregor’s new work explores the algorithmic nature of the human body to create a unique performance every time.

Midsummer

National Theatre of Scotland / David Greig / Gordon McIntyre / Kate Hewitt

A newly expanded version of David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh featuring original songs.

XENOS

Akram Khan Company

Marking the great dancer's final performances in a full-length production, Akram Khan’s XENOS confronts the tragedy of the First World War. 

La Maladie de la mort

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Katie Mitchell / Alice Birch

Featuring an acclaimed cast of screen and stage actors, Marguerite Duras’s psychological thriller is given a radical stage reworking by iconoclastic British director Katie Mitchell.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich

Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen

Two acclaimed pianists come together to perform contrasting, epic works by Brahms and Messiaen.

Hebrides Ensemble

Bernstein & Copland

The well-loved Scottish ensemble celebrate Bernstein’s centenary year with two of his compositions, punctuated by music by Copland in this all-American recital.

The Beggar's Opera

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / William Christie / Robert Carsen / Ian Burton

John Gay’s 18th-century opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production by two commanding figures of the international stage.

James Ehnes & Steven Osborne

Play Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev

Two of today’s most respected soloists perform a sumptuous recital of Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev.

Siegfried

Hallé / Sir Mark Elder

A star-studded cast provide the third instalment of Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle in this concert performance. 

Pavel Haas Quartet

Plays Schubert, Ravel & Shostakovich

One of the world’s most exciting string quartets perform two landmark works in the repertoire – Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ and Ravel’s String Quartet.

La Cenerentola

Opéra de Lyon / Stefano Montanari / Stefan Herheim

A visually stunning and boldly staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim. 

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles

Schubert, Schumann & Wolf

The celebrated German soprano returns to the International Festival with a rich moving collection of Romantic songs.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Plays Chopin, Debussy & Messiaen

The International Festival’s 2018 artist in residence performs an intimate recital of virtuosic and mystical piano from Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy, Obouhow and Messiaen.

Christian Blackshaw & Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet

Renowned British pianist is joined by four principal players from the Berliner Philharmoniker to perform Schubert and Mozart.

Eivind Ringstad & David Meier

Schubert, Schumann & Franck

BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, the Norwegian violist makes his International Festival debut with a fiendishly virtuosic recital that showcases the viola’s lyricism.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert