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Benedetti hottest ticket at Edinburgh Festival

posted 6 Apr 2014, 06:14 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 6 Apr 2014, 06:18 ]

Violinist Nicola Benedetti is the first act to sell out a show at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, organisers revealed as they reported record sales for the event.

An appearance by The Killing star Sofie Grabol in a Scottish historical drama, a South African dance spectacular featuring hit choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo and a visit from one of Russia’s leading opera companies are among the hottest tickets at the box office.

A performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem and a new adaptation of Owen Wingrave, his famous opera for television about a pacifist solider born into a long line of military heroes, are also among the most popular shows. A concert by the Tallis Scholars at Greyfriars Kirk saw the vocal ensemble become the second act to sell out after Benedetti.