What are you looking forward to hearing at the International Festival this August? A mighty choral work? An intimate violin recital? Or maybe your favourite song by PJ Harvey?

Let us know your favourites from our programme that we should include in our next playlist in the comments

Bryn Terfel by Nigel Hughes, PJ Harvey by Maria Mochnacz, Meow Meow by Pia Johnson, Julian Rachlin by... View more »
What are you looking forward to hearing at the International Festival this

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Learn more about Spirit of '47​ programme co-curated with British Council and find out how the international collaboration in today’s world is celebrated this August.

- Maciej
Learn more about Spirit of '47​ programme co curated with British Council

What is the Spirit of ’47?

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We had a little catch up with the one and only Meow Meow in her dressing room

Find out more about Meow Meow's Little Mermaid and book your tickets now: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

- Maciej
We had a little catch up with the one and only Meow Meow in her dressing room

Meow Meow's Little Mermaid | 2017 International Festival

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Check out this new interview with Alan Ayckbourn discussing The Divide and how the play is not like anything he's done before. (paywall)

- Emily
Check out this new interview with Alan Ayckbourn discussing The Divide and

Alan Ayckbourn: from farce to fierce dystopian epic

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It's almost time to start celebrating 70 years of the International Festival!

Read some of the past tales that helped to shape this year's programme over on our blog.

- Emily
It's almost time to start celebrating 70 years of the International Festival

70 years of stories in the International Festival programme

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What will you find in that metaphorical soup? To find out, read HeraldScotland's interview with Martin Creed about his residency at the International Festival as part of #Spiritof47 programme.

Get your tickets here: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

- Maciej
What will you find in that metaphorical soup To find out read

A late night supper of Martin Creed's soup

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Would you like to give classical music a try this summer? The List prepared a handy guide for those craving new musical adventures.

- Maciej
Would you like to give classical music a try this summer The

Classical music at the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival: A Beginners Guide

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Listen to our new weekly playlist featuring songs to guide you through 70 years of the International Festival

Includes tracks from Greek, Anoushka Shankar, Macbeth and James MacMillan.

- Emily
Listen to our new weekly playlist featuring songs to guide you through

Weekly playlist #16

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Join Forced Entertainment for an impossible illusion in Real Magic, at the International Festival next month.

Book now: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

- Emily
Join Forced Entertainment for an impossible illusion in Real Magic at the

Real Magic | 2017 International Festival

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Jarvis Cocker reveals some mysteries of Room 29, where he invites you on 22-24 August.

- Maciej
Jarvis Cocker reveals some mysteries of Room 29 where he invites you on 22 24 August

Jarvis Cocker: "I walked into that room and saw the piano and it fell into place"

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Head over to the blog to hear from the conductors of La bohème, Don Giovanni, Greek, Die Walküre, L'Orfeo and Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria on their favourite musical moments from each opera.

- Emily
Head over to the blog to hear from the conductors of La

Five conductors share their operatic favourites

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Only two weeks until we kick off and start celebrating 70 years of the International Festival!

Head over to our blog to read some tales from our past that will get you excited for the weeks to come.

- Emily
Only two weeks until we kick off and start celebrating 70 years

70 years of stories in the International Festival programme

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We're kicking off in two weeks! Here's a little teaser of what's on. What are you planning to see?

Explore the full programme here: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

- Maciej
We're kicking off in two weeks Here's a little teaser of what's

The 2017 International Festival

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Aly Smith
Alexander Laidlaw
From Benjamin Britten to Benjamin Clementine - listen now to our latest weekly playlist full of International Festival staff picks

- Emily
From Benjamin Britten to Benjamin Clementine listen now to our latest weekly

Weekly playlist #15

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Today, we have a twist on #ThrowbackThursday as we link this trailer of Teatro Regio Torino's thrilling production of Macbeth you can see this August, to the fact it was *the very first* opera to be performed at the inaugural International Festival in 1947.

Discover more stories from the 70 years of the International Festival: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

- Maciej
Today we have a twist on ThrowbackThursday as we link this trailer

Macbeth | 2017 International Festival

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Come work with us! We're looking for Creative Learning Officer to join the International Festival team. Follow the link to learn more about the position and apply by Monday 7 August.

- Maciej
Come work with us We're looking for Creative Learning Officer to join

Jobs at the International Festival

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E Julia Underwood
Sabine C. Villatore
Margot Montgomerie
What is Greek like?

Watch Susan Bullock who plays Eddy's mum, and Allison Cook who plays Eddy's wife, talk about the opera to find out.
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- Emily
What is Greek like Watch Susan Bullock who plays Eddy's mum and

What is Greek? | 2017 International Festival

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To be clear – we mean Don Giovanni opera coming to the International Festival, not the infamous seducer; he’s trouble for sure.

- Maciej
To be clear – we mean Don Giovanni opera coming to the

Five reasons to let Don Giovanni seduce you this August

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Sylvie Laporte
Last week you enjoyed the challenge of recognising composers from their beards, let's see how many you can identify from their haircuts today. Share your score in the comments ‍♂‍♀

- Maciej
Last week you enjoyed the challenge of recognising composers from their beards

Can you guess the composer from their haircut?

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Ian R. McSherry
Kay Joslin
This year we celebrate 70 years of the International Festival!

Come and visit us at The Hub - Edinburgh's Festival Centre to see the first ever programme - a printed souvenir of the 1947 International Festival of Music and Drama - part of Edinburgh’s 101 Objects: [ Eif.buzz Link ]

Head over to our new website to discover some of the stories from our 70 years: [ Eif.buzz Link ]... View more »
This year we celebrate 70 years of the International Festival

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