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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 61: An affectionate Bruckner 4 from Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic

By , 28 August 2018
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Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Guido Pijper
Rotterdam

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says au revoir to Rotterdam

By , 09 June 2018
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Jennifer Rowley (Tosca) and Ambrogio Maestri (Scarpia) © Jessica Griffin | Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia

Yusif Eyvazov a magnificent Cavardossi in Philadelphia's Tosca

By , 12 May 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

Philadelphia: America's great experiment brought to life in Machover première

By , 05 April 2018
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara | Decca
Philadelphia

Anxieties, fantasies and ironies: Thibaudet and Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 16 March 2018
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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony triumphs anew under Nézet-Séguin in Philadelphia

By , 15 February 2018
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Kundry) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Parsifal) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Suffering, transcendence, redemption: The Met's Parsifal is a long trip, well worth it

By , 05 February 2018
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Yannick Nézét-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Scottish Fantasies with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Otherworldly and Earthly

By , 18 January 2018
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

Scotch Beasts and other forms of Britishness in Philadelphia's Winter Festival

By , 11 January 2018
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Hilary Hahn, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra © Steve J Sherman
New York City

Balancing longueurs and invention: the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

By , 08 December 2017
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © François Goupil
Paris

As English as roast beef: Nézet-Séguin and L'Orchestre Métropolitain bring Elgar to Paris

By , 03 December 2017
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Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
Philadelphia

The turning of Haydn's Seasons in Philadelphia

By , 16 November 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Seguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

Mighty Bruckner 8 from Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 11 November 2017
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Isabel Leonard (Maria) with the Shark girls © Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia

Rebirth of Cool: West Side Story in concert

By , 12 October 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra: the season begins

By , 06 October 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Chick Corea, Maxim Lando and Lang Lang © Chris Lee
New York City

Carnegie Hall opens season with Gershwin and Bernstein

By , 04 October 2017
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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
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Michael Volle (The Dutchman) © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Thrilling Flying Dutchman at the Met under Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 04 May 2017
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Jan Lisiecki © Mathias Bothor | DG
Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

By , 15 March 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

Brilliant double bill of Swan Lake and Bluebeard's Castle in Philadelphia

By , 03 March 2017
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Yannick Nézét-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Philadelphia

A brilliant start to the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Paris Festival

By , 13 January 2017
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Rotterdam

Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony glows with passion in Rotterdam

By , 09 December 2016
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Ricarda Merbeth (Elsa) and Stefan Vinke (Lohengrin) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Andreas Homoki’s Lohengrin in Lederhosen lacks mystique in Vienna

By , 05 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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© Juliette Hurel
Rotterdam

Mantovani's Love Songs illuminate Nezet-Seguin's Bruckner's Eight

By , 26 February 2016
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Harrison Parrott
London

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the LPO on excellent form in Gershwin and Rachmaninov

By , 05 February 2016
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
London

Sunny beams from Dvořák and Brahms as Nézet-Séguin returns to London

By , 03 February 2016
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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
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Yannick Nézét-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Rotterdam

Russian extremes: Nézet-Séguin enthralls Rotterdam

By , 01 November 2015
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Sarah Connolly © Peter Warren
Rotterdam

Rotterdam Philharmonic in tender Beethoven and deep-to-the-bone Mahler

By , 22 October 2015
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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello) and Željko Lučić (Iago) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Unfocused, unmagnetic Otello opens Met Season

By , 21 September 2015
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Jan Reger / Philadelphia Orchestra
London

Philadelphia Orchestra triumphs in Shostakovich and Rachmaninov

By , 05 June 2015
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Stéphane Tétreault © Caroline Bergeron
Montreal

Nézet-Séguin’s “English Gardens” ripe with emotional power

By , 17 April 2015
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James Morris (The Grand Inquisitor) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Philip II) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Verdi's Don Carlo at the Met

By , 30 March 2015
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Ann Arbor

The Rotterdam Philharmonic brings Ravel and Tchaikovsky to Ann Arbor

By , 19 February 2015
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Hélène Grimaud © Mat Hennek | DGG
San Francisco

Colourful contrasts: Ravel and Prokofiev from Grimaud, Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic in San Francisco

By , 16 February 2015
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Montreal

Warmth for a cold winter evening: Orchestre Métropolitain explores the depths of Scandinavia

By , 30 November 2014
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Lars Vogt © Neva Nadaee
London

A fine tribute to German Romanticism from Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the LPO

By , 19 November 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
New York City

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mahler and Zombification

By , 31 October 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Underwhelming Brahms from Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 18 October 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Amsterdam

An oddly upbeat, but satisfying performance of Mahler's “Tragic” Symphony

By , 19 August 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
Rotterdam

Deliverance Deferred: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra's Verdi Requiem

By , 17 May 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
New York City

The "Philadelphia Sound" let loose on Bruckner

By , 02 May 2014
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Nicholas Angelich © Stéphane de Bourgies
London

Angelich's searching Mendelssohn overshadows Mahler's Ninth

By , 28 March 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve | Askonas Holt
London

Pulling out the stops in Poulenc and Saint-Saëns

By , 26 March 2014
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Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Amsterdam

Formidable Artistry from Barbara Hannigan in Let me tell you

By , 01 March 2014
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Chris Lee
New York City

Philadelphia Orchestra and Radu Lupu at Carnegie Hall

By , 03 February 2014
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Renée Fleming as Rusalka © Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

An enchanting Rusalka at the Met Opera

By , 23 January 2014
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Marie-Nicole Lemieux © Manuel Cohen
Montreal

Nézet-Séguin and Lemieux reunited with the Orchestre Métropolitan in Montreal

By , 29 November 2013
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