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For The First Time, Broadway Will Live-Stream A Show

“The Metropolitan Opera has been transmitting performances live for a decade. The National Theater in London jumped on board a few years later. But Broadway, facing both financial and philosophical obstacles, has been slow to join the trend. Now, after years of start-and-stop progress, Broadway is passing a milestone.”

Looking for a Hero

"The Golden Cockerel" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 8, 2016, matinee and June 9, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill Ballets inspired by the 1905 Russo-Japanese War are rare, but...Show More Summary

'The Perfect American,' controversial opera about Walt Disney, to get U.S. premiere at Long Beach

"The Perfect American," the controversial Philip Glass opera that recounts the final months in the life of Walt Disney, will get its U.S. premiere next year — not by a major institution like the Metropolitan Opera or Los Angeles Opera, but by a small company with a reputation for taking artistic...

Avian Inspiration

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Golden Cockerel" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House June 7, 2016 By Carol Pardo Copyright 2016 by Carol Pardo Alexei Ratmansky's "The Golden Cockerel" takes its inspiration from Michel Fokine's ballet of the same name. Show More Summary

All That Glitters

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Golden Cockerel” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, New York June 6, 2016 By Michael Popkin Copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Golden Cockerel” is a different kind of ballet; its story-telling method is that of a comic book. Show More Summary

Ballerina Isabella Boylston Eats Fried Chicken Before Rehearsal

"I've always been a pretty adventurous eater." "People are so shocked by my diet," says American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Isabella Boylston, who's currently performing at the Metropolitan Opera. "They have this idea that ballerinas just don't eat a lot. Show More Summary

So What’s Yannick Going To Do At The Metropolitan Opera??

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“So it finally happened: After years of speculation, the Metropolitan Opera appointed Yannick Nézet-Séguin to replace James Levine as music director. Naturally, the opera world wants to know what that will look like. And they want to know now.” David Patrick Stearns, who dislikes trying to predict the future but knows YNS’s work well, makes […]

Chestnut Parfait No Nutcracker Required

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Le Corsaire” American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, New York June 2, 2016 By Michael Popkin Copyright © 2016 by Michael Popkin ? At the start of Thursday night’s “Le Corsaire,” when the three male leads followed each other with solos that got progressively more dramatic, the dancing got more spectacular with each one. Show More Summary

To Be a Pirate King

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Le Corsaire" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY June 1, 2016, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill There are pirates galore in "Le Corsaire", as well as, like Gilbert and Sullivan promise,...Show More Summary

Can Yannick Nézet-Séguin save the Metropolitan Opera?

The Montreal-based conductor will take over America's biggest opera house... eventually The post Can Yannick Nézet-Séguin save the Metropolitan Opera? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

ABT 6/1 mat & eve Le Corsaire: The ship is sinking

3 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Le Corsaire should be one of the highlights of ABT’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House and enjoy a packed house night after night after night. It is a fun-filled, pyrotechnics-filled, fantasy-filled fluff of a ballet that gives dancers...

The Seemingly-Inevitable Comes to Pass

Here's the press release from the Metropolitan Opera confirming what has been the rumor for the last....year? two? about their next Music Director: it will, indeed, be Yannick Nézet-Séguin. I have not heard him conduct live or on record or on a Met broadcast, so I have no personal opinions about his conducting. Show More Summary

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Be the Met Opera’s New Music Director

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the 41-year-old Canadian conductor of brawny build and muscular interpretations, will take over as music director of the Metropolitan Opera — four years from now. (The classical-music world moves at a geological pace, and conductors’ calendars fill up years in advance with immovable obligations.) When he does start ... More »

Critic's Notebook: Is Yannick Nézet-Séguin Worth the Wait at the Met?

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The conductor will become the next music director of the Metropolitan Opera, but he does not officially begin his tenure until the start of the 2020-21 season.

Met signs non-unique Yannick as music director

To no surprise at all, the Metropolitan Opera has just announced Yannick Nézet-Séguin as its next music director. As we foretold, the incoming music director will not take up his duties until 2020-21, leaving the company in an uncomfortable state of interregnum. Even more complicated, Yannick let it be known today that he has renewed […]

The Met Chooses Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The Metropolitan Opera last named a new music director in May of 1975. Gerald Ford had been President for less than a year; Saigon had fallen a few weeks earlier; Barack Obama was thirteen. “His name is James Levine,” Donal Henahan wrote in the Times. Show More Summary

Surveys

Arts organizations send me online surveys about one thing or another at least once a month; sometimes I get one a week. This week, I got two in one day. One was the Metropolitan Opera, asking me about Met Opera on Demand. The other was from San Francisco Symphony, trying to find out what I think of their advertising. Show More Summary

Pricking Peter Gelb’s fantasy bubble

The self-congratulating 10-year speech given by the Metropolitan Opera’s manager at the Opera America convention has gone down like cement trainers at the company he manages. Insiders at the Met have analysed the speech and one of them compiled the following factual and perceptual contradictions. You can watch the full speech here. Peter Gelb’s Opera America […]

The Merry Widow

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 25, 2016 matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill The Widow Simone's first entrance in Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée" is...Show More Summary

Cock-a-doodle-do

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"La Fille Mal Gardée" American Ballet Theatre Metropolitan Opera House New York, NY May 24, 2016 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2016 by Mary Cargill There was much to crow about in ABT's revival of Sir Frederick Ashton's "La Fille Mal Gardée", including the fact that after 13 long years ABT is finally dancing it again. Show More Summary

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