November 24, 2014

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Eva-Maria Westbroek
Credit: Marty Sohl

Soviet Affair
With its bold musical vision and frank eroticism, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk incurred the wrath of none other than Joseph Stalin himself. The composer’s opera of adultery and murder returns to the Met with Eva-Maria Westbroek in the leading role.

St. Petersburg Ballet to Grace the Stage in New York this Autumn
In autumn 2014, for the first time in its history, the Ballet Company of the Mikhailovsky Theater will be going on tour in the United States.




Levine’s Full Docket

After a testing-the-waters return season last year, Music Director James Levine now embarks on a jam-packed 2014–15 schedule of six operas, three Met Orchestra concerts, and a pair of recitals with the Met Chamber Ensemble.

Power, Perfection and Natural Artistry

Power, Perfection and Natural ArtistryViolinist Lisa Batiashvili’s virtuosity, curiosity, and musical passions together make her the perfect choice to be this year’s Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence.

Golden Glow

Golden GlowIn his new production of Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by James Levine, director Richard Eyre brings to the fore the sensuality of Mozart’s shimmering masterpiece.

Troy Schumacher on His First Work For City Ballet

Troy Schumacher on His First Work For City Ballet“I have no idea what it’s going to be like and I love that,” says Troy Schumacher, speaking ahead of a milestone: the debut of his first ballet created for NYCB, which premiered at the Company’s Fall Gala performance on September 23.

In Pursuit of the Sublime

In Pursuit of the SublimeCelebrating its fifth year, Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival seems to have hit a beautiful nerve.

A Singular Star

A Singular StarThe iconic Wendy Whelan bids farewell to New York City Ballet.

Glamour and the Tramp

Glamour and the TrampThis September the NY Philharmonic performs two contrasting programs that feature film music: one of Italian glamour, the other celebrating Charlie Chaplin’s most enduring creation.

Dream a Little Dream

Dream a Little DreamIn September, the Kennedy Center launches the 2014–2015 season, including concerts by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops in the Concert Hall.

A Great Journey: Roy Kaiser’s 35 Years With Pennsylvania Ballet

A Great Journey: Roy Kaiser’s 35 Years With Pennsylvania Ballet“I was 21 years old when I came to Philadelphia,” says Roy Kaiser, Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet. “I came here to see what was going on, because I had seen the Company perform, and there was something about it that really resonated.”

Your Concerts in the Parks

Your Concerts in the ParksTens of thousands flock together each year to enjoy the New York Philharmonic perform in New York City parks — with all listeners bringing their own bespoke traditions.

New Shoes to Fill

New Shoes to FillLooking back, it seems inevitable that American Ballet Theatre would one day stage Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella. With 11 Ashton works in the repertory – Cinderella makes 12 – his choreography has never been far from the ABT stage.

Mostly Mozart Festival 2014

Mostly Mozart Festival 2014On July 25 and 26, Lincoln Center’s 48th annual Mostly Mozart Festival will kick off with two free, outdoor concerts of the world premiere of a work by American composer John Luther Adams.

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