5* review for Dietrich Henschel in The Scotsman

Dietrich Henschel and Steven Osborne, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Star rating: * * * * *

LOST love, crumbling faith and existential despair: German baritone Dietrich Henschel’s EIF recital was a pretty dark affair.
But it was riveting from start to finish, his compelling and often highly theatrical interpretations partnered superbly by the subtle yet commanding playing of Edinburgh-born pianist Steven Osborne.Full review in The Scotsman. Picture at http://flic.kr/p/cZCB7C , last chance to hear the recital on Iplayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01m5krl

 

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Harry Fehr directs premiere of The Lady from the Sea

Harry Fehr directs the world première of Craig Armstrong’s The Lady from the Sea opening at the Edinburgh Festival on August 29.

A co-production between Scottish Opera and the Edinburgh Festival conducted by Derek Clark, the text of the new work based on Ibsen’s story is by Zoë Strachan. Further performances are scheduled for September 1 in Edinburgh and September 8 & 9 in Glasgow.