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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall © Steve Sherman
New York City

An outstanding Schubert Ninth from Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 08 March 2019
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Ádam Fischer conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

A clean, lean “Eroica” from Fischer and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 02 March 2019
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NYCB's Winter Season: New Leaders, Classic Ballets

By , 01 March 2019
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Ailyn Pérez (Alice) and Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Karen Almond | Met Opera
New York City

A Falstaff to relish at the Met

By , 27 February 2019
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Kirill Karabits © Konrad Cwik
New York City

A Rachmaninov evening with the Russian National Orchestra at Lincoln Center

By , 20 February 2019
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Joshua Modney and Eric Wubbels © Kurt Gottschalk
New York City

Wet Ink Ensemble’s take on Anthony Braxton in Brooklyn

By , 19 February 2019
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Gallim Dance, To Create a World © Yi-Chun Wu
New York City

Gallim's To Create a World Disturbs and Intrigues At the Same Time

By , 12 February 2019
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Barbara Hannigan conducts the Juilliard Orchestra © Rachel Papo
New York City

Barbara Hannigan makes NYC conducting debut at Juilliard

By , 08 February 2019
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Angela Denoke (Judith) and Gerald Finley (Bluebeard) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Off-the-mark Iolanta, but a terrifying Bluebeard at the Met

By , 28 January 2019
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The world premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fire in my mouth © Steven Pisano
New York City

Jazz, tragedy and a Julia Wolfe premiere kick off New York Phil’s “New York Stories” series

By , 24 January 2019
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Seong-Jin Cho at Carnegie Hall in 2017 © Julien Jourdes
New York City

Seong-Jin Cho brings his remarkable tonal abilities to Carnegie Hall

By , 22 January 2019
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Cantata Profana © Russ Rowland
New York City

Sciarrino, Ustvolskaya and sounds of darkness in Cantata Profana's “Visions of Silence” in New York

By , 18 January 2019
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Isabel Leonard (Mélisande) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The lights are out in Allemonde: Miller's dull staging of Pelléas et Mélisande returns

By , 15 January 2019
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Gweneth-Ann Rand © Paula Court
New York City

Philip Venables sets free the music in Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis

By , 11 January 2019
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
New York City

Jakub Hrůša emphasizes color at the New York Philharmonic

By , 10 January 2019
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Anna Netrebko (Adriana) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Stars light up Cilea's humid potboiler at the Met

By , 08 January 2019
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Dolora Zajick (Amneris) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera (2009)
New York City

Amneris is the star of the Met's Aida revival

By , 07 January 2019
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Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Yoncheva and Dudamel shine in a blazing Otello at the Met

By , 17 December 2018
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Martin Fröst and Henrik Måwe © Kevin Yataruba, courtesy of Lincoln Center
New York City

A magician at Lincoln Center: Martin Fröst

By , 12 December 2018
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Anna Netrebko © Chris Lee
New York City

A diva debut: Anna Netrebko in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 09 December 2018
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Matthias Goerne, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
New York City

Strauss and Schubert with Matthias Goerne and the NY Philharmonic

By , 08 December 2018
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La traviata © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met welcomes Nézet-Séguin with a new Traviata

By , 04 December 2018
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Jaap van Zweden © Steven Pisano
New York City

Rarely played Britten, forceful Shostakovich at the New York Philharmonic

By , 29 November 2018
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Plácido Domingo (Gianni Schicchi) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Trittico's 100th anniversary and Domingo's 50th celebrated at The Met

By , 26 November 2018
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Anthony Roth Costanzo costumed by Raf Simons for Calvin Klein © Dominic M Mercier (Opera Philadelphia, September 2018)
New York City

Baroque and minimalism juxtaposed in Costanzo’s adventurous Glass Handel

By , 26 November 2018
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Pretty Yende (Leïla) and Javier Camarena (Nadir) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Pearl Fishers: a lackluster evening at The Met

By , 17 November 2018
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William Christie, Sandrine Piau and Alex Rosen © Richard Termine, courtesy of Lincoln Center
New York City

The Creation: Les Arts Florissants bring out Haydn’s inventiveness in New York

By , 15 November 2018
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Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

By , 12 November 2018
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James Whiteside and Cassandra Trenary in Pita's The Tenant © Ian Douglas
New York City

ABT's Whiteside and Trenary star in Arthur Pita's The Tenant at The Joyce

By , 10 November 2018
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Tatiana Melnik (Kitri), Hungarian National Ballet's Don Quixote © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

The Hungarian National Ballet debuts its Don Quixote in NY

By , 09 November 2018
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Erika Gál (The Queen of Sheba) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

Goldmark's The Queen of Sheba a rare Hungarian delight in New York

By , 02 November 2018
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András Palerdi (Bluebeard) and Ildikó Komlósi (Judith) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

Idiomatic Bluebeard's Castle from the Hungarians in New York

By , 01 November 2018
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Levente Molnár (Bánk bán) and István Rácz (Tiborc) © Attila Nagy
New York City

A worthy rarity: Erkel’s Bánk bán has its belated American première

By , 30 October 2018
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Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic © Stefan Cohen
New York City

Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic explore the limits of Mahler's Second at Carnegie Hall

By , 28 October 2018
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Scene from Lovette's Le Jeune © Marty Sohl
New York City

American Ballet Theatre: Present and Future

By , 27 October 2018
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
New York City

Clarity is paramount in Gil Shaham's Prokofiev with the New York Philharmonic

By , 25 October 2018
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Isabel Leonard (Marnie) and Iestyn Davies (Terry) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Superb production and cast can't make The Met's Marnie live

By , 22 October 2018
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Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
New York City

Metamorphoses and transcendence: Igor Levit at Carnegie Hall

By , 19 October 2018
*****
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New York City

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

By , 07 October 2018
**111
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NYCB in Matthew Neenan’s The Exchange, in costumes by Gareth Pugh © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Three World Premieres at New York City Ballet Deliver Much-Needed Jolt

By , 06 October 2018
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Minnie) and Yusif Eyvazov (Dick Johnson) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

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
New York City

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
New York City

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
New York City

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
New York City

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
New York City

A chiaroscuro-free, shiny Samson et Dalila at The Met

By , 24 September 2018
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Constellation Chor in Filament © Steven Pisano
New York City

Jaap van Zweden signals new rituals for the New York Philharmonic

By , 20 September 2018
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Louis Langrée © Mostly Mozart | Jennifer Taylor
New York City

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
New York City

Women / Create! A Festival of Dance by women choreographers

By , 12 June 2018
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Art Streiber
New York City

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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