Rayfield Artists at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival

31 July 2008

Three Rayfield Artists singers appear at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, which ranks as one of Europe’s biggest and best cultural events.

Countertenor Robin Blaze and bass-baritone Matthew Brook sing of fire and brimstone, leaping frogs and buzzing flies as they lead the Children of Israel to the Promised Land in Handel’s epic oratorio Israel in Egypt. Emmanuel Haïm conducts the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, in this sold-out performance on 13 August in Usher Hall.

Matthew Brook performs again with John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir as soloist in Brahms’ Requiem and Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien in another sold-out performance in Usher Hall on 19th August.

Kate Valentine enjoys her third successive appearance at the Festival and a leading role in Smetana’s The Two Widows. This flagship co-production between Scottish Opera and the Edinburgh International Festival runs at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre 9th, 11th and 12th August.

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