Cher Public

  • m. croche: (The irrepressible Diamanda Galas sings.) 3:55 PM
  • m. croche: Happy 81st birthday to Slovenian composer and avant-grade trombonist Vinko Globokar! httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=s... 3:53 PM
  • Cicciabella: Not hoe it was announced: http://www.roh.org .uk/news/cast-chan ge-ekaterina-bakan ova-to-sing-in-la- traviata-on-4-july -2015 3:44 PM
  • zinka: From mild to tragic, I saw the following “disasters&# 8221; 1. Bergonzi singing Celeste Aida in low low key..Sick, replaced.... 3:22 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: And that Joanie photo-shop is one of your best. Lose that long face indeed. 3:21 PM
  • PushedUpMezzo: Very true. Still, now that the Copley Boheme and Zambello Carmen are being pensioned off, we can all hope that the Traviata... 3:17 PM
  • LT: Probably Bakanova was the cover herself. 2:58 PM
  • LT: Speaking of Yoncheva, this is her upcoming schedule so far: July 14 – Bastille Day concert Eiffel Tower July 16 –... 2:57 PM

Encouraging young things to grow

La Cieca has just reviewed the parterre circulation numbers and she is delighted and not a little perplexed to note that the day of the Great Opera News Kerfuffle provided our site with the highest number of pageviews in history, a total of 33,565 views in the 24 hours of Tuesday May 22. Thanks to this story and the WQXR drama a few weeks earlier, parterre is on track for its busiest month ever.

And speaking of the Recent Unpleasantness, the excellent Billevesées brings some insider knowledge to the ongoing discussion, specifically the relationship among the Met, the Guild and Opera News.

24 comments

  • arepo says:

    I just dicovered that in the June 4th issue of New York Magazine in Justin Davidson’s article on Gelb, “The Met on Mute”, the comment I made here on Parterre Box was quoted in the article.
    My claim to fame!

  • Maestro says:

    Is that the Simpsons Mr. Sparkle logo that Gelb’s face is plastered on? Awesome! Or, as Peter Sparkle would say, “I’m disrespectful to dirt! Can you see I am serious?” (A la http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/20638/detail/ )