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Boston Ballet's 'Balanchine/Robbins'
After the frenetic gutbusting of its Elo Experience and "Bella Figura" programs, Boston Ballet is closing out its 2010–2011 season with a breath of classical fresh air — or so it would seem.
| May 20, 2011
Theme and variations
George Balanchine was famous for “non-story” ballets, but when you put three of his works — the usual number to fill up an evening — together, you always get some kind of narrative.
Boston Ballet’s ‘Ultimate Balanchine’
| May 14, 2010
Jonathan McPhee and The Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan McPhee and The Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall on May 1, 2010
| May 07, 2010
George Balanchine didn’t go in for productions of the old classic ballets.
Boston Ballet’s Coppélia , Alvin Ailey at the Wang
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| April 23, 2010
Here’s looking at you
Set in the usual small village — this one in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe — Coppélia might look like just another pleasant 19th-century ballet about a boy, a girl, and another girl. But appearances can be deceiving — and that’s theme of
Boston Ballet sees into the heart of Coppélia
| April 09, 2010
Is it magic yet?
When you've seen every Boston Ballet Nutcracker for the past 20-odd years, and reviewed most of them, it can get a little hard to locate the magic. Then again, when you survey other Nutcracker s around the world you appreciate that there's no place l
Boston Ballet's Nutcracker
| December 04, 2009
No place like home
The first thing audiences see when the curtain goes up on Boston Ballet's Giselle is our heroine's charming Rhineland-village home, a rustic abode that in Peter Farmer's set is framed by birches, a symbol of fidelity.
Boston Ballet's Giselle fits right in
| October 09, 2009
The word “concerto” comes from the Italian for “to bring into agreement,” and it’s not always as easy as soloists and symphony orchestras make it seem.
Irina Muresanu gave an emotionally compelling performance, even if her view of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto didn’t always jibe with conductor Jonathan McPhee’s.
| November 14, 2008
Suburban Mozart that swings
It’s a tribute to the quality of Boston’s classical-music scene that a suburban orchestra like the Lexington Symphony is capable of a performance to attract the attention of those who live closer to Symphony Hall.
Lexington Symphony at Cary Hall, Lexington, MA, September 13, 2008
| October 03, 2008
Mastering the masterpieces
It’s not exactly a trip down Memory Lane, but this weekend Boston Ballet is revisiting some pieces and choreographers it hasn’t performed in the Mikko Nissinen era.
Boston Ballet takes on Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp
| May 21, 2008
Opera superstar 101
Domingo put his arm around Martínez and whirled her around the stage, asking the audience to sing in their stead.
At 67, Plácido Dominingo makes his Boston concert Debut
| April 17, 2008
“Next Generation” is the kind of ballet-program title that might have you asking yourself what happened to “This Generation."
Boston Ballet’s ‘Next Generation’
| March 10, 2008
At long last love?
Boston Ballet has been playing the Romeo and Juliet dating game for almost 25 years now.
Boston Ballet hitches up with John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet
| February 20, 2008
It’s a good pairing: together, Serenade and La Sylphide write an essay on doomed love
Boston Ballet in Serenade and La Sylphide
| October 31, 2007
Love after death
At 166 years old and sporting miles of white tulle, Giselle can look pretty moldy.
Boston Ballet redeems Giselle
| May 14, 2007
Where’s the magic?
The hook for Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker this year is “more magic.”
Looking for enchantment from Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker
| December 05, 2006
Water and air
Bred in the city that Peter the Great built on a marsh to be Russia’s window onto Europe, the Kirov Ballet is equal parts water, air, and Euclid.
The Kirov’s Swan Lake
| November 17, 2006
Stairway to Paradise?
It’s a mark of Mikko Nissinen’s ambitions for Boston Ballet that last night’s benefit Gala Performance at the Wang Theatre ended with such a défilé .
Boston Ballet's Gala performance
| October 26, 2006
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