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American Ballet Theatre

Performances are hosted at 2 venues:, Metropolitan Opera and City Center, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #111 of 855 Attractions in New York City
Type: Ballets
Description: The world-renowned American Ballet Theatre presents 19th-century classics (during summer months) at two venues: Metropolitan Opera and City Center.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was a first live ballet for me and I took my 18yr granddaughter for her first visit. It was exquisite, the dancers especially Misty Copeland, the scenery, the costumes and the atmosphere everything about the whole evening superb. Why wait 70 years as I did? Go and see for yourselves wherever they are appearing in the world it will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We go annually to the Boston Ballet and the dancers and staging is fine. We are used to a quality production and willing to pay for it. On a recent trip to NYC we went to the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center (at the Met). The dancing made the Boston Ballet look like a troupe of junior high school... More

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Oyster Bay Cove, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My girlfriend took me here on friday night. It was a long performance but it was very interesting and captivating to watch considering ballet is not my thing, however my girlfriend does ballet.I was very happy she took me as I am always looking for different things to do in the city. I'm looking forward to going to another show!!

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Victoria, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Splurged on good seats for the June 20 performance of Giselle. The main objective was to watch a performance in the Metropolitan Opera House as I am a great fan of the Met Opera Live in HD broadcasts and love the scenes of the camera panning the audience before and after. The venue seemed even larger than I expected. The... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One can never be totally disappointed with the ballet at Lincoln Center; just being in that beautiful environment is exciting and you know It is just going to be a great experience. I was not very taken with this particular performance; it was standard. Obviously still well performed, beautiful sets and costumes and orchestra. Some of the dancing was excellent-some... More

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Boca Raton
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Greatly enjoyed recent performance of the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera House. The dancers were superb and the orchestra was excellent. Ballet performances are often priced less than Broadway shows and yet the level of talent of the ballet dancers and orchestra musicians are much greater than what I generally find on Broadway.

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Dancers from throughout the world perform. Sets and music always the best. Choreography by the world's best.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful, effortless performances by all but Julie Kent, Roberto Bolle and Daniil Simkin were spectacular.

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Millstone, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was my first ballet, and I was quite pleasantly surprised by the experience. I arrived at the box office right when they opened to claim my $25 student rush tickets (an incredible deal!) for the matinee of Giselle. I was not familiar with the story, but I had heard of the play, and it was the last day of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Recently saw Manon by ABT at the Lincoln Center. Can't say I'm a huge fan of Kenneth MacMillan's choreography, but Manon was danced by Polina Semionova who, in my opinion, carried the whole production. She is FANTASTIC! I will see NYCB next time I'm in NYC, or ABT if Polina is dancing. Definitely worth it if you are a balletomane... More

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