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James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong © Christine Bourgier
Montreal

Back to Bourgie: a memorable Beethoven cycle by James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong

By , 15 June 2019
*****
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain | François Goupil
Montreal

A pair of contrasting sacred works in Montreal

By , 02 June 2019
****1
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Montreal

Michael Tilson Thomas Makes His Montreal Debut

By , 23 May 2019
*****
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Nicolas Ellis and Orchestre Métropolitain © François Goupil
Montreal

Exuberant Beethoven from Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain

By , 15 May 2019
****1
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Jean-Philippe Collard © Seldy Cramer Artists
Montreal

Jean-Philippe Collard excels in Messiaen and Ravel in Montreal

By , 30 April 2019
*****
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Hervé Niquet © Eric Manas
Montreal

Mozart in Montreal: so it does matter who sits where

By , 18 April 2019
****1
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Céline Cassone and Alexander Hille © Thierry Du Bois - Cosmos Image
Montreal

In Montreal, BJM pay tribute to Leonard Cohen

By , 14 March 2019
***11
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Polish National Ballet in Swan Lake © E Krasucka
Montreal

Swan Lake: if it ain't broke, don't fix it

By , 21 February 2019
***11
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Jason Respilieux, Thomas Vantuycom, Bilal El Had, José Paulo dos Santos, A Love Supreme © Anne-Van-Aerschot
Montreal

Rosas offers a study in elation, elegance and exaltation

By , 29 January 2019
****1
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Gira © José Luiz Pederneiras
Montreal

Grupo Corpo bring voluptuous samba vibes to Montreal

By , 23 January 2019
****1
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Montreal

Montreal's Choeur Métropolitain shines in their Singing As One concert

By , 23 December 2018
****1
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain | François Goupil
Montreal

Orchestre Métropolitain renders a poignant Mahler 9

By , 21 December 2018
****1
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Paul McCreesh conducts the OSM © Antoine Saito
Montreal

Montreal audience elated with OSM's Messiah

By , 18 December 2018
****1
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Waltz of the Snowflakes, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens' Nutcracker © Veronyc Vachon
Montreal

A Christmas miracle: Les Grands Ballets' updated Nutcracker

By , 15 December 2018
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V. Mackenzie, R. Gay-Labbé, M-R. Kabasha, E. Höglund, M. Jean-Pierre, E. Lê Phan © Alexandre Gilbert
Montreal

Tentacle Tribe's Ghost is good, but not great

By , 13 November 2018
***11
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Raphael Bouchard and Eline Malegue in Lady Chatterley's Lover © Sasha Onyschenko
Montreal

Les Grands Ballets taps into the emotional depths of Lady Chatterley's Lover

By , 04 October 2018
****1
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Myriam Simon and Constantine Allen in 7e Symphonie © Sasha Onyshchenko
Montreal

An evening of stars in Montreal

By , 07 June 2018
***11
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Pite and Young's Betroffenheit © Wendy D Photography
Montreal

Crystal Pite, Jonathon Young and the beauty of grief

By , 05 June 2018
*****
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Albert Silindokuhle Ibokwe Khoza in Orlin's And so you see... © Robyn Orlin
Montreal

With And so you see... Robyn Orlin strikes again in Montreal

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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6 © Andreas Nilsson
Montreal

Experimental minimalism with TAO Dance Theater

By , 23 May 2018
***11
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© Veronyc Vachon
Montreal

Three reasons to see a Sunday matinée of Casse Noisette

By , 17 December 2017
***11
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© Rahi Rezvani
Montreal

Hofesh Shechter's powerful Grand Finale comes to Montreal

By , 01 November 2017
*****
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Dancers of Les Grands Ballets in Clug's Stabat Matter © Sasha Onyshchenko
Montreal

New Artistic Director of Les Grands Ballets puts spirituality front and centre

By , 11 October 2017
***11
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Montreal

The remarkable results of a long-term collaboration: Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal

By , 14 May 2017
****1
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Rosas in Rain © Anne Van Aerschot
Montreal

The golden ratio: Rosas gives us a masterclass in proportion and timing

By , 04 May 2017
****1
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© Courtesy of the National Ballet of Ukraine
Montreal

The National Ballet of Ukraine brings Le Mariage de Figaro to Montreal

By , 26 April 2017
***11
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© Tristram Kenton
Montreal

The epic universe of Akram Khan at TOHU, Montreal

By , 18 March 2017
****1
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ETM Double Down © Matthew Murphy
Montreal

Dorrance Dance: a revelation

By , 01 December 2016
*****
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© Malin Grönborg
Montreal

Tentacle Tribe perfects the dance-technology fusion

By , 15 November 2016
****1
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Kensho Watanabe © David Debalko
Montreal

Elegant lyricism from Watanabe in all-Mendelssohn program with the Orchestre Métropolitain

By , 04 November 2016
***11
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Stop-Motion © Rahi Rezvani
Montreal

NDT returns to Montreal after a 20 year absence

By , 01 November 2016
****1
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Montreal

a rather lovely thing

By , 11 October 2016
***11
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The Eventual De-Expression of RGS2 by Yvonne Coutts © Ben Welland
Montreal

Festival Quartiers Danses: Ottawa Dance Directive & MAYDAY

By , 14 September 2016
****1
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Maya Orchin's Transport Fade © Marie Letkowski
Montreal

Festival Quartiers Danse: Transport Fade & Barouf in Montréal

By , 11 September 2016
***11
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Jeff Hall, Falling © Anthony McLean
Montreal

Festival Quartiers Danse: AXISTURN

By , 09 September 2016
**111
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

OSM opens its season with a sophisticated Carmina Burana

By , 08 September 2016
*****
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain
Montreal

Yannick Nézet-Séguin captures Montréal hearts

By , 17 June 2016
*****
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Montreal

Britten's War Requiem makes for an heroic season's end for the OSM

By , 25 May 2016
*****
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Étienne Dupuis (Simon Doucet) © Yves Renaud
Montreal

Les Feluettes in Montréal: New World opera triumphs

By , 21 May 2016
*****
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Montreal

Petrenko delivers a spirited Mahler 1 in Montréal

By , 12 May 2016
****1
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The Season © Édouard Lock
Montreal

Danse Danse brings the Brazilians (plus the return of Édouard Lock)

By , 28 April 2016
***11
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La Lueur de l'Aube © Damian Siqueiros
Montreal

The ladies of Les Grands Ballets shine in double bill world première

By , 10 March 2016
****1
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Kent Nagano excites on eve of OSM's international tour

By , 10 March 2016
*****
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Marc-André Hamelin © Fran Kaufman
Montreal

Technical demands: Budapest Festival Orchestra and Marc-André Hamelin in Montréal

By , 16 February 2016
***11
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Kristian Benedikt (Otello) © Yves Renaud
Montreal

Montreal's Otello ticks the boxes

By , 30 January 2016
****1
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Montreal

Danse-Cité presents Audrey Bergeron's Par le chas de l'aiguille

By , 14 January 2016
****1
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Kathryn Lewek © Athole Still
Montreal

Montreal's Christmas Oratorio a little naughty, mostly nice

By , 16 December 2015
***11
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Montreal

OSM in gripping and intense performance of Dvořák’s Seventh

By , 02 December 2015
***11
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Kent Nagano © Felix Broede
Montreal

Musical monograms: Shostakovich's Tenth a highlight in Montréal

By , 28 November 2015
***11
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Lise Lindstrom (Elektra) © Yves Renaud
Montreal

An electric Elektra in Montreal, full of wondrous sound and fury

By , 21 November 2015
****1
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