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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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New York City Ballet in Ratmansky's Namouna A Grand Divertissement © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Ratmansky's Namouna stands out in NYCB's Here/Now program

By , 02 March 2018
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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
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Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio-San) and Roberto Aronica (Pinkerton) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 26 February 2018
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
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Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

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
New York City

Romeo + Juliet at New York City Ballet, Truncated but Still Trenchant

By , 17 February 2018
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
New York City

New York Philharmonic shines in a concert performance of Die Walküre

By , 14 February 2018
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Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro in Peter Walker’s dance odyssey © Paul Kolnik
New York City

New York City Ballet: Martins, Walker and Ratmansky

By , 09 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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Teresa Reichlen and Company in Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit  © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Hits and Misses in NYCB's 21st Century Choreographers Program

By , 04 February 2018
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Dancers of NYCB in George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15 © Paul Kolnik
New York City

All Balanchine program shows all's well at New York City Ballet

By , 27 January 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Drew Farrell
New York City

Stéphane Denève masters the Prokofiev idiom at the helm of New York Philharmonic

By , 26 January 2018
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Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena) and Yonghoon Lee (Manrico) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

By , 22 January 2018
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
New York City

Textural clarity in Susanna Mälkki’s return to the New York Philharmonic

By , 11 January 2018
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
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Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) and Željko Lučić (Scarpia) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca

By , 03 January 2018
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Susan Graham (Hanna Glawari) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Merry Widow fails to convince

By , 16 December 2017
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Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) and Christiane Karg (Susanna) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever

By , 09 December 2017
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Jamie Barton (Adalgisa) and Angela Meade (Norma) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

By , 05 December 2017
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Edo de Waart © Jesse Willems
New York City

A world première and standard repertoire from Edo de Waart and the New York Phil

By , 30 November 2017
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Soloists and Met Opera Chorus © Richard Termine | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Verdi's Requiem

By , 24 November 2017
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David Pittsinger (Polémon, left), Gerard Finley (Athanaël, singing) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Hui He (Cio-Cio-San) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

By , 06 November 2017
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Jessica Lang Dance performing Stabat Mater © Kevin Yatarola
New York City

A Mozart-Pergolesi combo concert in New York... with dance

By , 01 November 2017
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Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
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Scene from I Feel The Earth Move © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

ABT Features Benjamin Millepied's I Feel the Earth Move Première

By , 25 October 2017
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David Hallberg in Robbins' Other Dances © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Unexpected dream pairing in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances

By , 22 October 2017
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Sir András Schiff © Nadia F Romanini
New York City

An evening under Bach’s sign with pianist-conductor Sir András Schiff

By , 19 October 2017
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Oksana Dyka (Turandot) and Aleksandrs Antonenko (Calaf) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met

By , 17 October 2017
***11
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