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Classical And Dance

  1. fall preview 2016
    37 Classical and Dance Performances to Check Out This FallTristan und Isolde, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, and more
  2. fall preview 2016
    What Vulture’s Critics Are Most Excited for This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  3. fall preview 2015
    What Our Critics Are Really Looking Forward to This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  4. fall preview 2015
    37 Classical Music and Dance Performances to See This FallFrom Otello at the Met to Williamsburg’s National Sawdust.
  5. fall preview 2014
    39 Classical Music and Dance Performances to See This FallFrom the New York Philharmonic to the Arnie Zane Dance Company.
  6. the take
    The New York ‘Times’ Takes a Stand Against French HornsWhat on earth is so hateable about an instrument mostly known as the one that no one in your tenth-grade concert band wanted to play?
  7. apropos of nothing
    Currently in Line: Angry Old People and Funny Young PeopleClearly these Met subscribers have never attempted to purchase an iPhone.
  8. countdown
    Olympic Opening Ceremony Features Most Awesome Fireworks, Lang Lang Outfit EverThe Zhang Yimou–directed ceremony won’t air until tonight in the U.S., but it already happened.
  9. the best part
    David Remnick Profiles the Chinese Pianist Who Will Liberace Up the OlympicsThe best parts of David Remnick’s ‘New Yorker’ profile of Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
  10. ranters and ravers
    French Critics, Even Snootier Than Expected, Pan Cronenberg OperaWe assumed critics would take to ‘The Fly’ like flies to … you know. We were wrong.
  11. tube junkie
    Deborah Voigt Faces the Little Black Dress Once MoreSoprano Deborah Voigt makes sport of her firing in a YouTube video.
  12. the take
    ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Opera Not Necessarily the Campiest Thing EverYou might think that the only thing campier than a pair of singing cowboys is a couple of gay opera-singing cowboys.
  13. countdown
    Robot-Apocalypse Update: Robot Orchestra to Perform This SaturdayThis Saturday, an entirely robotic orchestra will play George Antheil’s score to the Dadaist film ‘Ballet mécanique’ alongside the film itself for the first time.
  14. apropos of nothing
    Al Gore Ready for ‘An Inconvenient Opera’La Scala in Milan is bringing Gore’s Oscar-winning PowerPoint presentation to the screen.
  15. apropos of nothing
    The Met Attacked by Huge, Opera-Loving Mice!According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, a recent inspection of the Met turned up mouse poop.
  16. beef
    Verdi-vs.-Shakespeare Beef Not As Hard-core As We HopedDon’t miss Verdi’s deathless aria, “O, Shakespeare, cacasenno, vi daro dei calci nei vostri antichi.”
  17. the take
    The Philharmonic Will Be Fine Without Riccardo MutiThe conductor has jilted a besotted New York Philharmonic not just once or twice, but three times.
  18. news reel
    At City Ballet, Jerome Robbins Remembered As a Guy You Wouldn’t Mind Seeing Fall Off the StageEthan Hawke, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Lauren Bacall, and Lesley Stahl remember the mercurial choreographer.
  19. apropos of nothing
    Want to Download Juan Diego Flórez’s Met Encore?Plus, the ‘Times’ reveals the planning that went into this seemingly spontaneous moment.
  20. news reel
    Juan Diego Flórez Matches PavarottiFlórez looks, sounds, and acts nothing at all like Pavarotti, but he did get a Luciano-size ovation.
  21. news reel
    Rufus Wainwright and His Mom Catch History at the Metropolitan OperaRufus Wainwright is still waiting for his encore, but not his mother!
  22. chat room
    Dancer Jock Soto Looks Back on a Life in Tights (and Fishnets)“I’d been dancing in a strip mall outside Phoenix. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.”
  23. ranters and ravers
    Joan Acocella Reviews ‘Dancing With the Stars’?The most prominent dance critic in America is reviewing a TV show that features a dancing Monica Seles.
  24. the take
    Is the Met the Hot Zone of Opera?Someone buy these poor opera singers some Airborne. Wait, that doesn’t even work!
  25. news reel
    The City Opera’s Doggy-Style Love: Peter Sellars ApprovesYes, that is a massive orgy on stage.
  26. news reel
    Behind the Scenes at Twyla Tharp’s New BalletDoes Tharp plus a Danny Elfman score equal a return to the glory days?
  27. the take
    The Philharmonic Plays Pyongyang; Eric Clapton to Follow?New York classical critic Justin Davidson on the historic concert and its aftermath.
  28. the take
    Why We’re Excited About Alexei Ratmansky Replacing Christopher Wheeldon at City BalletThere’s a bit of a Ratmansky-gasm going on in the city right now.
  29. news reel
    ‘Jerry Springer: The Opera’ Composer Richard Thomas Now Turning His Attention to a Britney Spears BalletAmerica’s pop-culture embarrassments, listen up!
  30. apropos of nothing
    William Wegman Makes the Met’s ‘Macbeth’ a Real DogHas director Adrian Noble decided to dispense with singers altogether for his new production of the Verdi opera?
  31. chat room
    Wynton Marsalis on Jazz at Lincoln Center and States’ RightsThe artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center talks about what it’s like being the only jazzman anyone’s ever heard of.
  32. last night's gig
    Brian Stokes Mitchell Drinks Deep From Meager Well of SufferingWith his anchorman’s diction, alpaca baritone, and twinkling teeth, Brian Stokes Mitchell exudes the sort of confidence that would shame a comic-book hero.
  33. news reel
    Soprano Angela Gheorghiu Fired in Chicago; Headed to New York to Sing Same Role at the MetSoprano Angela Gheorghiu, the self-appointed deity of the operatic stage, apparently has decided that rehearsing is for little people.
  34. the water cooler
    Opening Night at the Met: Natalie Dessay Falls on Her Ass, the ‘Times’ ApplaudsAnthony Tommasini is in love; the bloggers are not.
  35. obit
    Luciano Pavarotti Dies at 71Pavarotti never made it look easy.
  36. live from new york
    Video: Ute Lemper Live at SpiegeltentPerformance footage plus a video interview.
  37. obit
    Beverly Sills Dies at 78The former Belle Silverman was an impossibly charming public figure who (one got the sense) could shout down an obnoxious cabbie if need be, then go straight to the stage and start trilling.