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Edinburgh Festival Jonathan Moore, director / Helen Field/Jeffrey Lawton/Stafford Dean/Scottish Opera / Richard Armstrong
"...a score of astonishingly vivid and visceral instrumental ideas..." The Times
"...rare sensuality and dark-hued intensity..." Daily Telegraph
"...a classic example of the fusion of a brilliant musical score with gut wrenching theatre... It is gripping from start to finish... Underpinning it all is music that has everything - floating lyricism, overpowering emotion, and a fundamental Wagnerian concept of encapsulating and driving the narrative." The Scotsman
"Inés de Castro is a complex, ambitious work, a modern attempt at grand opera in the tradition of Verdi and Mussorgsky... Mr MacMillan is a serious gifted composer with a public that cares deeply about his work - the first such creature in Britain since the death of Benjamin Britten." The Wall Street Journal