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.
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.
“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
“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
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.