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Gillian Murphy, Isabella Boylston, and Nicole Graniero Triumph in 'Cinderella'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

When it comes to otherworldly allure, few story ballets can rival Cinderella. Sergei Prokofiev's score haunts and enchants; the melodies mimic what one would expect from the imaginations of stars and fairies.

Julie Kent: A Ballerina Says Goodbye to the Stage

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"When I was very young, back in Hungary in the ballet school, my teacher showed us a VHS with Julie Kent," Zoltan Boros, a dancer with Columbia Classical Ballet, said. "I didn't know her, and I didn't know much about ballet ( I was around 12), but I still remember how amazing she was."

Paloma Herrera's Swan Song

Phil Chan | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Phil Chan

She entered the stage to a roar of applause, pausing on the tips of her toes, exhaling and taking in the cavernous Metropolitan Opera House. Was this the title character Giselle, breathing in a new day and unaware of the tragic fate before her, or a veteran performer relishing her final moments?

Women on Top: On the Town, New York City Ballet Classic I and American Ballet Theatre's Giselle

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.28.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Broadway and ballet stages are not the usual first stop for those seeking images of female empowerment. But Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Center and ...

First Nighter: "El gato con botas," "Le Nozze di Figaro," Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets

David Finkle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.

44th Anniversary: That Guy In The Who Throws Me His Guitar (Again)

Binky Philips | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

If you have only been skimming me for the last few months, you'll enjoy this immensely, Ifn I says so my own selves.

La Bayadère at the Met: The Russians Invade

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This week Ballet to the People settled into the Met for three back-to-back performances by a beloved ABT veteran, a 22-year-old Bolshoi sensation and an established star of the Mariinsky Ballet.

June 7th, 1970: Pete Townshend Throws Me His Guitar - The Cliff Notes Version

Binky Philips | Posted 08.07.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Utterly obsessed fan that I was, I'd decided to sleep out for a full two nights under the marquee of the Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue and East 6th St. to buy tickets for The Who's Final Performance of "Tommy."

Ballet Gets Chic

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Fashion takes a back seat to nothing – not even seriously chilly weather – at New York's fanciest dance gala. And so the...

A Transitional Decade

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The leadership of the Metropolitan Opera recently announced that they were lowering most of their ticket prices for next season. At the same time, they announced that it is now clear that their highly successful movie theater broadcasts are cannibalizing ticket sales for their live performances.

At the Baron Investment Conference: The Dumbest Crowd I've Ever Been In

Charles Alexander | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Charles Alexander

Ron Baron refused to reveal his choice for president, but he dropped major hints that he thought his customers were not seeing things the right way. He noted that while many of his wealthy friends voted for Obama in 2008, most were switching to Romney. He seemed puzzled by that.

Summer in New York City

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 09.17.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

NYC is about trying something you haven't tried before.

Metropolitan Opera RACKING UP Expenses

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Opera lovers are buzzing that the enormous cost of the upcoming productions of Wagner's "Ring Cycle" could bankrupt the Metropolitan Opera, which ran ...

Fear and Loathing at the Met: Rene Pape as Boris Gudonov

Debra Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Opera goers fled the Metropolitan Opera House after a challenging four hour encounter with Boris Gudonov on Friday. But this human drama still nicely shows that, almost two centuries later, the hubris parade plods on.

WATCH: OPERA: Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Opens Up To HuffPost

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

New York's Metropolitan Opera, run by General Manager Peter Gelb, is at the forefront of bringing opera into the modern era. With their Live in HD pr...

Metropolitan Opera's Chagall Paintings Used As Collateral

New York Magazine | Erica Orden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a move described by a Metropolitan Opera board member as "a decision of last resort," the company has collateralized the giant Chagalls in its lobb...

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.