(Alexandra Guzeva’s article appeared in Russia Beyond The Headlines, 8/2.)
Classical musicians, an eclectic theater collective and a diverse group of authors crowd Scotland’s capital this August.
Edinburgh International Festival (Aug. 5-29)
Frequent visitors to the UK will perform in the music program of the Edinburgh International Festival. On the stage of Usher Hall, Valery Gergiev will conduct the Mariinsky Orchestra in their performance of Richard Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold. Violinist Maxim Vengerov and pianist Daniil Trifonov will also give recitals and the Russian National Orchestra will play Russian favorites Musorgsky and Tchaikovsky, as well as Mozart.
On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Pushkin Theater will present their interpretation of the bard's play Measure for Measure, staged by Declan Donnellan, to the Scottish public.
The superstar ballet couple Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin will also be on hand to perform some special moves at the Festival Theater.