I lucia Oi Lammermoor Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). See Mayfest listings.



I Turandot Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45. See Sat 18.


I Endellion String Quartet Queen‘s- Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotliiie 6677776).7.-l5prii.£5~-£121£3- £7) The ()uartet's third and final y isit to Edinburgh this titiie round features Haydn's Quartet 0/) 7/) .Vu 5, Shostakovich's powerful and raw Qiutrlt'l .«\'o S, ()p //(I and Schumann’s Quartet No /. ()p 4/ .'\"o /. one of the key Romantic works of its type.



I la Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope siteet. 3329000. 7.15pm. £3.50-£45. Scottish ()pera's \"erdi favourite. in Nuria lispert‘s original production. is revived for 1996 by director Peter Watson. Richard Artiistrong conducts. with Claire Rutter iii moving form as Violetta. Paul Charles Clarke proves to be a real discovery as Alfredo. bringing tenderness and emotion to the role. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

I RSAMO Opera Department Cottiet- '1‘heatre.93 llyndland Road. 357 3868. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Mayfest




I Note-ability Merchants' House. 7 West George Street. 12.45pm. £3.50 (£3/£l). Husband and wife partnership Lewis Allati (bass-baritone) and Lynne Harvey- Allan (soprano) are joined by

accompanist David Murray for a romantic programme which ranges through Mozart. Schubert. Rogers and Hammerstein. Fame and lvot' Novellt).

I Turandot Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 3329000. 7.15pm. £3.50-£45. See Sat 18. I Sarah Brightman Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £13.50---£19.5() from 227 5511. Accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. soprano Sarah Brightman sings music by Gershwin. Sondheim and Lloyd Webber. What. no '1 Lost My Heart To A Stat'ship Trooper”?


I Edinburgh University Renaissance Singers Canongate Kirk. Canongate. Spin. £5 (£3) on the door. Noel ()‘Regan directs the Singers iii William Byrd‘s [Vite I’urt Mary Wit/i xlSt'<’I1.\'ltlllil(/t’ I’I’npt'rv. music by Peebles. Johson and Purcell. and songs by Robert Burns.



I Cello Recital St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral. 300 Great Western Road. 339 6691. lpiii. £4 (£3). See Mayfest listings. I Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelviiigrove. 221 9600. 2.30pm

and 3.30pm. Free. [)onald MacKen/ie plays a lighter brand of organ music.

I Chamber Group of Scotland Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Free tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sae) to BBC SS() Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. (i12 SIX} 2.30pm. See May fest listings.

I Junior Academy Concert Stey ciis‘on Hall. RSAMI). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 3pm. l-‘ree Performances by the Wind ()rchestra. Brass liiisenible and Second ()rchestra.

I Junior Academy Concert (itiiiiness Rootii. RSAMl). 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 6pm. liree. The RSAMD's iitiiiors play a concert of chamber music.

I La Traviata Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 7 15pm. £3.50 £45. See \\ed

I RSAMO Opera Department t‘ott.et- ’l'lit‘att‘c. 93 liy'titllatitl Road. 3.57 3StiS. 7.30piti. £6.50 ( £4.50). See May fest listings.

I BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra .-\t-t (iallery and Mtisetim. Kelviiigi'oye. l‘ree tickets (while available) by postal application (enclosing sac) to BBC SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret l)i‘rve. (ilasgow. (i12 SIX}. Spin. See May fest listings.


I Amadigi liestiy al 'l'heatre. Nic‘olsoii Street. 5296000. 7.15pm. £6.50»-£l9.50 (£4.50-A£9.75 ). Dublin’s ()pera 'l‘heatre Company (who visited the same venue iii March with Mozart's /tilt/<’l present Handel's romantic iiielodratiia. which was first performed ill London 281 years ago to the day. The story examines love under pressure as our hero Amadigi and the Princess ()riaiia are held captive by sorcei'ess Melissa. LaurenceCummings conducts the Opera Theatre Baroque Orchestra from the harpsichord. .laiiies Conway directs. and Jonathan Peter Kenny arid Anne ()‘Byine play the ho ers. Sung in English.

I New Edinburgh Orchestra Nieoisoti Square Church. 7.30pm. £6 (£3) from Queen's Hall (668 2019). A popular programme frotii the 40-stroiig chamber orchestra. consisting of Haydn's Stir/trite Sviiip/imiv. Mozart's [fine Kletnt' .\'(tt‘/itriitt.rrk and Prokofiev's (flurry/t til .S'vnip/imiy.

I Edinburgh Bach Choir (ii'ey'l't'iars‘ Kirk. Candlemaker Row. 7.45pm. £8 (£6) from Queens Hall (668 2019) and on the door. Neil Mantle conducts the Choir. with Orchestra. in Handel‘s Dir/I [)(I/lllllll.\‘ and Kat/rile 'I‘lit' Priest. and l’itt‘c‘ell’s RU/Uit't' III The Lord Alii'ttv and ('mm' )i’ Sons 0/ Art.

I Nicholas Ashton Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019 (credit card hotliiie 667 7776). 7.45pm. £8 (£5). The acclaimed pianist plays music by Schumann. Bartok. Stravinsky. Brahms. John Corigliano and two Beethoven sonatas s- ()p 26 in .1)er minor and 0/) [0/3/71 I) nut/m:



I Cappella Nova Cottier Theatre. 93 Hyndland Road. 357 3S6S. 1pm. £6.50 (£4.50). ‘Hey Nonny (Not? t‘ ts the fun title for an a cappella programme of Renaissance songs and madrigals about love. marriage. springtime and nature hailing from Italy. 1-"rance. Germany. England and Scotland.

I Napoleon Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 2.30pm. £10»£19_50 from 227 5511. lixactly 100 years to the day since the first ever film screening in Glasgow. Abel Gance's 1927 epic receives the grand treatment such a silent classic deserves. The Scottish ()pera

()i‘chestra play conductor Carl Dav is's score. which draws on the music of the Napoleonic period. while the ftliii is projected onto a 40-foot screen. Restored to close to its original length. .Vttpo/t'oii finishes at around 10pm.


I St Giles‘ At Six St Giles Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free. The theme of Bel (‘anto‘s early evening concert is grief and loss: Howell's It’t't,'trit'/ii .llttsv. Taveners I‘llllt'ltl.’ Htth and funeral iiiotets frotii the Spanish Renaissance including work by Alonso Lobo and l)iiarte Loho.

I Moldavian National Opera l‘estrv at Theatre. Nicolson Street. 5296000. 7.15pm. £9.50—£l9.50 (£4.75 £9.75). for its first appearance lit the CK. the company presents the popular double bill of Mascagnis ('ttt'ti/lcriti Rustn (tint and Leoncay allo‘s l’ttelau t ltaliaii passions via liasterii l‘.lll'()pt‘. with conductor .-\le.sandru Samoila and a number o1 soloists from the Romanian National Opera. more frequent visitors to these isles. Sung iti Italian with iitiglish siii'titles.

TUESDAY 28 Edinburgh

I Oalkeith Symphony Orchestra Greyfriars Kirk. (.‘andleiiiakei' Row. 7.30pm. £4 (£2) front Queen’s Hall (668 2019) and on the door. Malcolm Porteotis conducts Tchaikovsky's .llrtrt'lie Slui‘t'. Miakovskys Sv/iip/imiv .\"u 2]. Riiiisky- Koi‘s‘akov ’s' "I‘vttr Sultan" Suite and David Johnson's (ii/est ll'lm / .llt't lust Ale/ii.

WEDNESDAY 29 Glasgow

I Turandot Theatre Royal. Hope Street.

332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50 £45. See Sat 13.



I Alceste 'l licattt‘ ls’oyai. llopc Street. 332 9000. 7.15pm. £3.50 £45. Scottish ()peia presents a new production of (illlL’KS story ot a woman who protriises the gods to sacrifice lict'sell ll her husband

is cured of a serious illness. and so

descends tt‘» traits. vomit karat ~. designs arid directs. Nicholas McGegan conducts and soprano lsabelle Vernet signs the title role. Sung in Preach with

liliglislt stttlltlt‘s.


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