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Irreverence and ennui in Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker's Six Brandenburg Concertos at the Park Avenue Armory

By , 07 October 2018
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NYCB in Matthew Neenan’s The Exchange, in costumes by Gareth Pugh © Paul Kolnik
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Three World Premieres at New York City Ballet Deliver Much-Needed Jolt

By , 06 October 2018
****1
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) and Yusif Eyvazov (Dick Johnson) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
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Big, bold Minnie and Johnson in Met's Fanciulla: Eyvazov shines

By , 04 October 2018
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Tamisha Guy of A.I.M. in Dearest Home © Steven Pisano
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Kyle Abraham Takes A.I.M at The Joyce’s NY Quadrille

By , 29 September 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans van der Woerd
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Apocalypse not yet: Jaap van Zweden and the NY Phil combine new work with Bruckner 8

By , 28 September 2018
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Anna Netrebko (Aida) and Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
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At The Met, Netrebko triumphs as Aida, with Rachvelishvili a powerful rival

By , 26 September 2018
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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigòlo © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
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Fresh talent breathes new life into The Met's traditional Bohème

By , 25 September 2018
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Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
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A chiaroscuro-free, shiny Samson et Dalila at The Met

By , 24 September 2018
***11
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Constellation Chor in Filament © Steven Pisano
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Jaap van Zweden signals new rituals for the New York Philharmonic

By , 20 September 2018
****1
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Louis Langrée © Mostly Mozart | Jennifer Taylor
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Mostly Mozart concludes with a deeply-felt Requiem

By , 10 August 2018
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Yusaku Komori in Armitage's Donkey Jaw Bone © Stephen Pisano
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Women / Create! A Festival of Dance by women choreographers

By , 12 June 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
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Carnegie Hall’s season ends on a high note, thanks to MTT and the Met Orchestra

By , 05 June 2018
****1
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Daniel Okulitch (Ennis Del Mar) and Glenn Seven Allen (Jack Twist) © Sarah Shatz
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Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain returns home to NYCO

By , 02 June 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
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A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
****1
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All Robbins at NYC Ballet: A Gathering of Dancers

By , 18 May 2018
****1
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Chris Lee
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: A charming yet forceful first appearance on the Carnegie Hall rostrum

By , 18 May 2018
****1
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Mariss Jansons © Peter Meisel
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Mariss Jansons and the polarities of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

By , 05 May 2018
****1
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Anna Netrebko (Tosca) and Michael Volle (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
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High Cs to burn: Netrebko stars in The Met’s new, hot-blooded Tosca

By , 30 April 2018
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Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet © Jennifer Taylor
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An evolving partnership: Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson Quartet at Carnegie Hall

By , 27 April 2018
****1
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Ailyn Pérez (Juliette) and Andrea Shin (Roméo) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
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An unexpected Met debut in Roméo et Juliette

By , 23 April 2018
***11
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
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Brisk Mozart and strong Bruckner from Eschenbach and the New York Philharmonic

By , 21 April 2018
***11
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Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
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A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
****1
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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company in Something About Night © Justin Chao
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Lar Lubovitch Celebrates Golden Anniversary at The Joyce

By , 20 April 2018
***11
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Erin Morley (Cunegonde) © Chris Lee
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Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

By , 18 April 2018
*****
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Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
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A Boston Symphony performance at Carnegie Hall marked by Mahler’s shadow

By , 11 April 2018
*****
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DTH in Dougla © Rachel Nevill
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Dance Theater of Harlem: Beauty is in the Eye of Holder

By , 07 April 2018
****1
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American Composers Orchestra and George Manahan © Steve J Sherman
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Dreamscapes in New York: genre-busting composers showcased by the American Composers Orchestra

By , 06 April 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
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A world première and a subscription debut with New York Philharmonic at Geffen Hall

By , 04 April 2018
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© John Hogg
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Dada Masilo’s Giselle Reclaims her Power

By , 03 April 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa) and Piotr Beczała (Rodolfo) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
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Superb Yoncheva and Beczała in The Met's Luisa Miller, anchored by Domingo

By , 02 April 2018
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Guanqun Yu (Liù) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
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Guanqun Yu's Liù the shining star of Turandot at The Met

By , 31 March 2018
***11
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Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
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A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsoper at Carnegie Hall

By , 29 March 2018
****1
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Kirill Petrenko © Wilfried Hösl
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A remarkable, long-overdue debut at Carnegie Hall: Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester

By , 28 March 2018
*****
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Iestyn Davies (Rinaldo) © Chris Lee
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Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

By , 25 March 2018
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Serena Malfi (Dorabella) and Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
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Lots of fun, but little regard for Mozart and da Ponte in the Met's Così

By , 20 March 2018
***11
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Michelle Fleet, James Samson and Laura Halzack in Musical Offering © Paul B Goode
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Paul Taylor at Lincoln Center: Preservation and Innovation

By , 17 March 2018
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Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
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Quatuor Ébène shines in both rarely performed and standard repertoire

By , 13 March 2018
****1
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Alice Regnouf, Emmi Strickland, Violetta Komyshand and Egle Andreikaite in The Pianist © Eduardo Patino
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BalletNext at NY Live Arts

By , 09 March 2018
***11
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Demi Soloist Jennifer Grace, of Tulsa Ballet © Jeremy Charles
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Triumphant Tulsa Ballet has all the right stuff

By , 06 March 2018
****1
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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
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Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
*****
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Company Wayne McGregor in Autobiography © Andrej Uspenski
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Wayne McGregor at The Joyce: I Sing the Body Electronic

By , 03 March 2018
**111
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New York City Ballet in Ratmansky's Namouna A Grand Divertissement © Paul Kolnik
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Ratmansky's Namouna stands out in NYCB's Here/Now program

By , 02 March 2018
***11
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Jaap van Zweden © Hans ven der Woerd
New York City

One evening, two different facets of the NY Philharmonic

By , 28 February 2018
***11
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio-San) and Roberto Aronica (Pinkerton) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
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Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 26 February 2018
*****
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
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Idiomatic Ives but cursory Tchaikovsky from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 25 February 2018
***11
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
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Unspectacular Mahler and Berlioz from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 24 February 2018
***11
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
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Brisk Brahms from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 23 February 2018
***11
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
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The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
*****
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Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
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A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

By , 19 February 2018
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Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro in Peter Martins’ Romeo + Juliet © Paul  Kolnik
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Romeo + Juliet at New York City Ballet, Truncated but Still Trenchant

By , 17 February 2018
***11
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