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  • DeepSouthSenior: I am 16 days older than Bernadette Peters. I don’t know what significance, if any,... 8:15 PM
  • messa di voce: Ethel Waters was just a little bit younger but remains totally fascinating; Jolson (and Sophie... 8:01 PM
  • zinka: SILENZIO!!!!!!!!! For what seems like a century, one of my best friends, who may require earplugs,... 7:57 PM
  • zinka: Love Al…but immense ego..Ask Ruby!! My ma said that after a show he would stay and sing like... 7:55 PM
  • PetertheModest: I see Don Giovanni as a seducer who has lost his touch and who is reduced to suffering from... 7:07 PM
  • Henry Holland: Yes, I’m planning to go to that. It does have a good cast, but I’ve not seen... 5:48 PM
  • olliedawg: Ha. Echoes of the Met Board member who wanted to know when Gelb would put back the good old Tosca... 5:48 PM
  • olliedawg: phoenix: I found Stratas so unnerving in Angelica, I had to walk out outside the theatre and... 5:45 PM
  • olliedawg: Days of Heaven is, PA, one of the most beautiful films ever made. A deep bow of gratitude to... 5:42 PM
  • olliedawg: La Cieca hits it on the head: Productions reflect the zeitgeist, but times and tastes change (not... 5:32 PM

The year in review

In the calendar year 2012, parterre.com garnered an estimated* five million pageviews, with over 1,600,000 visits and more than 300,000 unique visitors.

The two liveliest days of the year on parterre were May 2, when both Jonas Kaufmann and Natalie Dessay canceled important Met performances, and May 22, with its fast-breaking story about the cancellation and almost immediate restoration of Opera News‘s reviewing privileges at the Met.

The most widely-read post (10,990 pageviews) was Petered Out, reporting on how “WQXR pulled a blog posting critical of the Metropolitan Opera’s new Ring cycle last month after the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, personally complained to the radio station’s top executive.”

Approximately 40,000 comments were posted during the year.

*The estimate is necessary because for the first few days of the year, the site, moved to a faster and more reliable server, was not calibrated to record visitor statistics.

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