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Rising Action
Olivier Messiaen’s From The Canyons To The Stars… takes Audiences from the depths of the earth to celestial heights.

Celebrating a Tradition of Wonder: Reflections on The Nutcracker
Tradition for the Holiday Season




It Was A Very Good Year

It Was A Very Good YearAs Lincoln Center and The New York Philharmonic celebrate Frank Sinatra’s centennial, on December 3, we revisit 1943, when “The Voice” was on the ascendant and performed with this orchestra.

Portrait of a Conducting Debut

Portrait of a Conducting DebutJane Glover has followed her passion for music and learning all the way to her first New York Philharmonic performances, leading Messiah this month.

Siren of the Seas

Diana Damrau stars as the beautiful heroine of Bizet’s sumptuous Les Pęcheurs de Perles—returning to the Met for the first time in 100 years, in an inventive new production by Penny Woolcock.

Children of The Nutcracker

Children of The NutcrackerThey may be small, but their roles are big

A Beauty & A Birthday

A Beauty & A BirthdayHouston Ballet celebrates Ben Stevenson’s 80th with The Sleeping Beauty

Children and Art

Children and ArtNotes on the opera Becoming Santa Claus

Singing Down Memory Lane

Singing Down Memory  Lane“A sing along is just taking that excitement one step further ...”

The Conversation: Great Scots

The Conversation: Great ScotsThis month’s revival of La Donna del Lago reunites Joyce DiDonato—who won raves for her portrayal of the title role last season—with Lawrence Brownlee, her original co-star when Paul Curran’s staging was first seen in Santa Fe in 2013. The two told the Met’s Philipp Brieler about delivering the high-flying vocal fireworks in Rossini’s Scotland-set drama.

Pathos and Passion: Joyce Didonato’s Master Classes

Pathos and Passion: Joyce Didonato’s Master  ClassesMezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato led a series of master classes for young artists in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing.

Professional Listener

Professional ListenerMichael Hartman is one of the people in the seats who help to make the orchestra great. “This orchestra has always had a personality that’s unique.”

Becoming Lulu

Becoming LuluMarlis Petersen brings her celebrated portrayal of Berg’s heroine back to the Met in William Kentridge’s production— her final performances of her signature role.

The Verdi Baritone

The Verdi BaritoneFresh from his celebrated run as Iago in the Met’s new Otello, Željko Lucˇ ic´ returns to the title role of Rigoletto this month in Michael Mayer’s Las Vegas–set production. He tells Philipp Brieler why Verdi has always been at the center of his career.

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