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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 #126 of 848 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Montgomery, New Jersey
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

For years, my friends and I have had spring season tickets to the ABT. I look forward to each series! The Metropolitan Opera House is a magnificent venue! And, our seats are the best - front row mezzanine. The performances are varied and beautifully executed. The settings and the costumes are always detailed and extravagant. And, the orchestra is outstanding!... More

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Smithtown, New York
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11 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been a patron for almost 20 years, and I try to see at least one ballet per year. This year's choice was Don Quixote. It was an outstanding performance.. the pas de deux was a show stopper. The costumes were a beautiful array of pastels that change in the light. The color scheme and the set were showstoppers!... More

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