Experience the unique atmosphere of Edinburgh in August during an unforgettable three weeks of the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance.
The Edinburgh International Festival has been connecting audiences and artists for over sixty years. Founded in 1947, the Festival grew out of the rubble of the Second World War with the aim of providing 'a platform for the flowering of the human spirit'. This belief in the power of the arts to nurture and transform lies at the heart of the Festival's mission today.
Festival 2013 explores the relationship between artists and their contemporary innovations, materials and technologies in a rich and diverse way taking in early examples from around 500 years ago right through to the modern day in all art forms both classical and contemporary, chamber and large scale.
The 2013 Festival opens with the concert “Alexander Nevsky” where three great Russian musicians join the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a pair of seminal masterpieces by Prokofiev.
You will also have a chance to listen to the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev.
You have a little time to book your seats for one of the greatest arts festivals in the world! Double up! To see the events diary follow this link. See you!