Reclaiming Bel Canto
23 Jan 2015 -- Filled with vocal pyrotechnics, infectious melodies, and riveting drama, bel canto operas like Rossini’s The Barber of Seville have delighted audiences for more than 200 years.
Meet Dustin Yellin
22 Jan 2015 -- Dustin Yellin moves like he talks, which is to say: extremely fast.
The Creative Process at NYCB Captured in a New Documentary Film
16 Jan 2015 -- On February 8, the curtain rises on a new ballet by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck. For anyone who sees it and wonders how it, or any new ballet for that matter, leaps from the choreographer’s brain to the Company’s panoramic stage, insights abound in Ballet 422.
In the Mind of a Diva
15 Jan 2015 -- She is a self-proclaimed storyteller - not only on opera stages in her trademark bel canto roles, but in candid conversation as well. Joyce DiDonato speaks from the heart, recounting her youth in Kansas and the role her upbringing has played in the evolution of her acclaimed career.
The Conversation: Broadway Baby
09 Jan 2015 -- On New Year’s Eve, Kelli O’Hara made her Met debut in Susan Stroman’s new production of The Merry Widow. During rehearsals last November, O'Hara told the Met’s Philipp Brieler about bridging the worlds of musical theater and opera.
31 Dec 2014 -- Anna Netrebko and Nadja Michael star in the new
double bill of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s
Bluebeard’s Castle —both directed by Mariusz
Treliński, whose cinematic approach nods to the
powerful emotional currents simmering under the
surface of both operas.
Insight, Passion and Perfection
16 Dec 2014 -- Daniil Trifonov returns to the Philharmonic, bringing with
him an almost obsessive commitment to both composer
The Balanchine Nutcracker: A Child’s Dream of Heaven
02 Dec 2014 -- In 2004, the late critic Clive Barnes wrote the following story on how New York City Ballet’s 1954 production of The Nutcracker, which was then largely unknown, became a turning point in the history of dance in America.
17 Nov 2014 -- 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.
Levine’s Full Docket
30 Oct 2014 -- 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
20 Oct 2014 -- Violinist Lisa Batiashvili’s virtuosity, curiosity, and musical
passions together make her the perfect choice to be this
year’s Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence.
15 Oct 2014 -- In his new production of Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by James Levine,
director Richard Eyre brings to the fore the sensuality of Mozart’s
Troy Schumacher on His First Work For City Ballet
10 Oct 2014 -- “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
In Pursuit of the Sublime
03 Sep 2014 -- Celebrating its fifth year, Lincoln
Center’s White Light Festival
seems to have hit a beautiful nerve.
A Singular Star
21 Aug 2014 -- The iconic Wendy Whelan bids
farewell to New York City Ballet.
Glamour and the Tramp
16 Aug 2014 -- This 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
30 Jul 2014 -- In 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
28 Jul 2014 -- “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
Your Concerts in the Parks
27 Jul 2014 -- Tens 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
02 Jun 2014 -- Looking 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
13 May 2014 -- On 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.
09 May 2014 -- Last fall, American Ballet Theatre raised the curtain on a new production of
George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, which he created especially for the
company in 1947.
24 Mar 2014 -- Patricia Racette and Marcelo Álvarez reunite for this month’s revival of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier. They tell the Met’s Charles Sheek about portraying love in times of revolution.
Swan Lake for the 21st Century
13 Mar 2014 -- Jean-Christophe Maillot, artistic director of
Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, on his updated
approach to the classic ballet.
24 Feb 2014 -- Jonas Kaufmann brings his celebrated portrayal of Werther to
the Met for the first time in Richard Eyre’s new production. The tenor star tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler
why Massenet and Goethe are such a good fit.
The Maria Schneider Orchestra
23 Feb 2014 -- From Mary Lou Williams to Billie Holiday, women have made the greatest
of contributions to jazz throughout its history. Jazz at Lincoln Center will be celebrating
Women’s History Month with The Maria Schneider Orchestra in The Allen Room on
March 14–15 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
A Star Couple Says Goodbye
29 Jan 2014 -- Through their lyricism and imagination, Janie Taylor and
Sébastien Marcovici have joined a long legacy of distinctive artists
at New York City Ballet. On the evening of March 1, the two principal
dancers, who married in 2012, will retire from the company
with a program celebrating French composers.
24 Jan 2014 -- Liam Scarlett and Justin Peck have a lot in common. Like his New
York City Ballet counterpart, at 27, Scarlett is a precocious homegrown
talent, nurtured as a choreographer alongside a dancing
career with The Royal Ballet.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Jacques Lacombe on the Winter Festival
14 Jan 2014 -- An interview with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra musical director Jacques Lacombe. On January 17-19 and 24-26, he will lead the Orchestra’s Winter Festival. The multi-year “Man & Nature” Festival odyssey through the classical elements culminates this month, focusing on the theme of earth.
Having a Ball
10 Dec 2013 -- Jeremy Sams, creator of the Met’s hit Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, returns to the company this month to direct a new English-language production of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, opening New Year’s Eve. He explains why the piece “dances from beginning to end.”
Rite of Passage
22 Nov 2013 -- Throughout Glenn Dicterow’s final season as the
Philharmonic’s Concertmaster, the Orchestra salutes the
man and musician who has been a pillar of its sound and
musicality for more than three decades.
Man on the Move
12 Nov 2013 -- The peripatetic Esa-Pekka Salonen chats about conducting, composing, and saying farewell to Los Angeles and hello to New York.