January 31, 2015

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Getting Warmer
You might have wondered before a concert, with the musicians on stage producing a cacophony of sound: “Why are they making that racket?”

Keeping It Fresh
How do dancers create something new in every performance of The Nutcracker?




Making "Merry"

Making "Merry"Star and director of the Met's new production of The Merry Widow spoke with Matt Dobkin about the enduring charms of Lehár’s enchanting operetta.

Birth of the American Orchestra

Birth of the American OrchestraWinston Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra delve into the Birth of the American Orchestra.

Celebrating Ailey's Women

Celebrating Ailey's WomenJacqueline Green remembers the first time she saw an Ailey dancer up close.

Reclaiming Bel Canto

Reclaiming Bel CantoFilled 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

Meet Dustin YellinDustin Yellin moves like he talks, which is to say: extremely fast.

Amy Kaiser Kees Her Focus on Musical Collaborations

Amy Kaiser Kees Her Focus on Musical CollaborationsFor 20 seasons, St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser has kept her focus on musical collaborations.

An Exceptional Partnership: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

An Exceptional Partnership: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony OrchestraIt is Sunday in Chicago, a day off for Riccardo Muti. Nonetheless, there is a busy day ahead.

The Creative Process at NYCB Captured in a New Documentary Film

The Creative Process at NYCB Captured in a New Documentary FilmOn 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

In the Mind of a DivaShe 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

The Conversation: Broadway BabyOn 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.

Double Vision

Double VisionAnna 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

Insight, Passion and PerfectionDaniil Trifonov returns to the Philharmonic, bringing with him an almost obsessive commitment to both composer and audience.

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