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3,000 artists from 47 nations to Edinburgh in August for Edinburgh International Festival 2012

Cinderella - Mariinsky Ballet

 EDINBURGH: It’s here! The full programme for Festival 2012 has now been launched. Packed full of world-class dance, opera, theatre and music from around the world, Festival 2012 brings over 3,000 artists from 47 nations to Edinburgh in August for what promises to be an extra special year. We’d love you to join us.

Start planning your Festival now

Public booking opens on Saturday 24 March, so start planning your Festival today to ensure you don’t miss out on those must-see shows. Director Jonathan Millls has presented the 2012 program.

2008: Macbeth

Exceptional drama from some of the world’s greatest theatre directors including Tadashi Suzuki, Silvia Purarete, Dmitry Krymov and Matthew Lenton.

For the first time since 2008, the Festival returns to the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston with a packed programme offering three outstanding productions –  TR Warszawa’s 2008: Macbeth, acclaimed director Christoph Marthaler’s Meine faire Dame- ein Sprachlabor and a rare chance to see Ariane Mnouchkine’s spectacular fantasy, Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir.
Deborah Colker Company
We have scintillating classical and contemporary dance, from the famed Mariinsky Ballet’s innovative interpretation of Cinderella to the sultry Tatayana from Brazil’s Deborah Colker Dance Company.
Scottish Opera - Clemency
Our opera programme includes a new production of The Makrololus Case by Czech composer Leos Janácek from Opera North, Les Arts Florisant’s version of Charpentier’s David et Jonathas and world premieres from Scottish Opera.
Experience the very best international orchestras, ensembles and soloists, from our intimate morning recitals at the Queen’s Hall to large scale evening concerts in the Usher Hall including the London symphony Orchestra led by Valery Gergiev, the Cleveland Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti, Deborah Voigt, David Daniels and many more.
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