Malin Byström, Gaëlle Arquez, Dame Sarah Connolly, Golda Schultz, Saimir Pirgu Headline Edinburgh International Festival’s 2024 Season

The Edinburgh International Festival has unveiled its 2024 slate. Here is a rundown of the vocal performances on offer. First up is the Scottish premiere of “La Pasión Según San Marcos”  by Golijov. Joana Carneiro leads the Orquesta La Pasión and Musicians from the RSNO. Performance Date: August 3, 2024 The formal opening the festival is a performance featuring the BBC {…}

Julia Bullock, Iestyn Davies, Louise Kwong, Ilker Arcayürek, Catriona Morison Headline Edinburgh International Festival’s 2023 Season

The Edinburgh International Festival has unveiled its 2023 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. It all kicks off with a performance of Tan Dun’s “Buddha Passion,” conducted by the composer himself. Soloists include Louise Kwong, Samantha Chong, Chen Chen, Sun Li, Batubagen, Tan Weiwei, and Chen Yining. Performance Dates: August 5, {…}

Edinburgh International Festival Announces Program Change for Philadelphia Orchestra Concert

(Photo Courtesy of Metropolitan Opera) The Edinburgh International Festival has announced a program change. The company said, “Unfortunately, as The Philadelphia Orchestra’s COVID-19 protocols differ from current UK guidance, it has become necessary to change the program for the Thursday 25 August concert to accommodate the orchestra’s preferences.” As a result, the program will now feature Beethoven Symphony No 5 {…}

Edinburgh International Festival Free Digital Programming

Credit: Mihaela Bodlovic In part of its 75th season, Edinburg International Festival will offer free digital programming. The “At Home” series running August 5 -28 will feature five commissioned short films, two full-length concerts, a series of exclusive music sessions, and behind-the-scenes interviews with leading artists. The vocal selections include selections performed by Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska and Elgar’s “Dream of {…}

Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Fatma Said, Danielle De Niese, Roderick Williams Headline Edinburgh International Festival 2021

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its 2021 slate. For the purposes of this article, we will only focus on operatic or vocal performances. Opening the season will be “A Grand Night of Singing” starring Danielle de Niese, Kim Criswell, Anna-Jane Casey, Damian Humbley, and Richard Morrison. Wayne Marshall leads the Edinburgh Festival Ensemble. Performance Dates: August 8-13, 2021 Thomas {…}

Roya Nasser, Lara Akeju, & Spiro Phanos Join Edinburgh International Festival Board of Directors

Edinburgh International Festival has announced three new appointments to its Board of Directors. Joining the festival are corporate communications specialist and Partner at Brunswick Roya Nasserl; Commissioning Editor, Entertainment at ITV Lara Akeju; and management and legal consultant Spiro Phanos. A partner at international strategic advisory firm Brunswick, Nasser has also founded her own communications consultancy, where she has worked {…}