Renamed as the Mariinsky Opera, Gergiev’s company returned in 2008 and he has also conducted at the festival.
I can easily celebrate my 20 years with the Edinburgh International Festival, it is a wonderful place to visit.
We artists come here with a tremendous sense of responsibility and excitement.
I very much hope that the festival continues to thrive and flourish and I am very privileged to be part of its future.
via BBC News