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Our Archive

Here you can discover previous International Festival events


Deborah Colker Dance Company

Straight from the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Deborah Colker Dance Company transports Aleksandr Pushkin’s famous tale of young love, passion, obsession and rejection from 19th-century Russia to contemporary, sultry Brazil.

The Makropulos Case

Opera North

Janáček’s penultimate opera is at once a mystery thriller and a meditation on desire and eternal life.

Reflections on Song: Sir Thomas Allen

Major international star, English baritone Sir Thomas Allen reflects upon his career as a singer with music writer and BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service.

Ferrier Centenary Celebration Concert

The Kathleen Ferrier Award winners represent the most exciting hopes for the opera houses and Lieder platforms of the future.

A Mass of Life

The Opening Concert / Frederick Delius / Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis

The Opening Concert presents one of the grandest choral pieces ever written: Delius’s A Mass of Life. 

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Acclaimed for its vibrant, stylish delivery, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble like no other. 

Emerson String Quartet

The Queen’s Hall Series concludes with one of America’s finest string quartets, famed for its impeccable technique, assured musicality and dramatic spontaneity.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert © Dave Stewart

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert