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The New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov © Chris Lee
New York City

Semyon Bychkov leads the New York Philharmonic in two symphonies sharing some significant features

By , 24 April 2019
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New York City Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky's Pictures at an Exhibition © Paul Kolnik
New York City

New York City Ballet kicks off its spring season with a 21st-century triple bill

By , 23 April 2019
*****
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Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
New York City

A colorless Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 15 April 2019
***11
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Joyce DiDonato (Sesto) and Elza van den Heever (Vitellia) © Jonathan Tichler | Met Opera
New York City

Splendid ensemble in The Met's revival of La clemenza di Tito

By , 30 March 2019
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New York City

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daniel Okulitch (Ennis Del Mar) and Glenn Seven Allen (Jack Twist) © Sarah Shatz
New York City

Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain returns home to NYCO

By , 02 June 2018
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Semyon Bychkov © Chris Christodoulou
New York City

A New York Philharmonic performance starting as a routine event and ending as an exceptional one

By , 19 May 2018
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New York City

All Robbins at NYC Ballet: A Gathering of Dancers

By , 18 May 2018
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Anna Netrebko (Tosca) and Michael Volle (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

High Cs to burn: Netrebko stars in The Met’s new, hot-blooded Tosca

By , 30 April 2018
*****
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Ailyn Pérez (Juliette) and Andrea Shin (Roméo) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

An unexpected Met debut in Roméo et Juliette

By , 23 April 2018
***11
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
New York City

Brisk Mozart and strong Bruckner from Eschenbach and the New York Philharmonic

By , 21 April 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Cendrillon) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
New York City

A pleasant last première of the season at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 20 April 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
New York City

A world première and a subscription debut with New York Philharmonic at Geffen Hall

By , 04 April 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Luisa) and Piotr Beczała (Rodolfo) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

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
New York City

Guanqun Yu's Liù the shining star of Turandot at The Met

By , 31 March 2018
***11
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Serena Malfi (Dorabella) and Adam Plachetka (Guglielmo) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

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
New York City

Paul Taylor at Lincoln Center: Preservation and Innovation

By , 17 March 2018
***11
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