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“Elegant Evening at the Ballet”

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Learn more about Lincoln Center’s iconic landmarks—including the Revson Fountain, the newly transformed Alice Tully Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera House!Go behind the scenes at venues where a spectacular range of artists have performed, including Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonard Bernstein, Renée Fleming, and Bruce Springsteen.Each tour is unique, and you never know what might happen. You might sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto a stage, or meet a star!Whether you’re just visiting New York City and want a glimpse of performing arts history, or you’re a Lincoln Center regular who wants to see your favorite venues from a new perspective, a guided tour will bring you closer to the world’s premier performing arts center.
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Elegant Evening at the Ballet”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

As a lifelong ballet enthusiast, it was a dream come true to be on the Lincoln Center campus. I was there to see American Ballet Theater’s (ABT) Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House. Be sure to arrive to your performance early to take pictures of the different buildings (Julliard, Koch Theater, etc.) and the fountain before you enter to find your seat. The interior of the Met is just stunning. Take a look at the art work, the chandeliers, and costumes in display cases. Get out on the balcony during intermission for a beautiful night view of Koch and Avery Fisher Hall. Tip: if you are short, go to the lower level and get a seat cushion that will bump you up a good 3 inches! If you have the pleasure of seeing an ABT performance, you are in for an amazing experience beyond words. What a talented company.

Visited June 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“NYC destination”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

whether for fashion week, art festivals, concerts...something is always
buzzing at Lincoln Center. People from all over the world enjoying the arts. Its a beautiful thing.

Visited June 2013
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“Superb American Ballet Theater's Romeo & Juliet”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I decided to pony up $70 each for the tickets--and I was not sorry. The seats in the Dress Circle of the Metropolitan Opera House are raked so everyone has an unobstructed view. The stage sets were magnificent, as was the large orchestra. The dancers were superb and we were especially impressed by the ensemble sword fights. Last but not least, the score by Prokofiev is wonderful.

Visited June 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“An unforgettable Swan Lake”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

In an astonishing venue, preceded by a beautiful fountain, the Swan Lake (Kochetkova-Cornejo, 06/21/13) was an unforgettable performance of my best beloved ballet. Everything was perfect: the acting and the technique of the main dancers and the corp de ballet, the dresses, the scenery, the curtains and the extremely professional orchestra playing the must beautiful of Tchaikovsky's creations.

Visited June 2013
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“Behind the scenes tour”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

We had an interesting tour of the Lincoln Center theaters including the Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, etc. We were lucky to have a guide who was the wife of the first violinist of the NY Philharmonic and she shared many interesting vignettes about celebrities she had met. A wonderful overview of Lincoln Center for those who know it well and those who have never been there.

Visited June 2013
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