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  • Belfagor: Amoebaguy, good to find another Hoffmann fan – and I guess the new discoveries have been too... 5:22 PM
  • Cicciabella: Ah, you’ve found it. A nun yearning for worldy pleasure is just my kind of opera plot. 5:20 PM
  • littoraldrift: Meade’s Tucker gala performances turned up: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=r... 5:13 PM
  • armerjacquino: Marginally. 5:13 PM
  • Poison Ivy: A tiresome old didactic opera queen. Better? 5:11 PM
  • m. croche: Ah, I see it now – “Interior Landscape” with Guo Wenjing, Shen Tiemei, and... 5:09 PM
  • armerjacquino: A tiresome old didactic what now? 5:03 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Let me rephrase. If you’re an outspoken supporter AND benefactor of those stupid and... 5:00 PM
  • elsewhere1010: I want a 55-gallon drum. 4:59 PM
  • Dabrowski: “If you are an outspoken supporter of some of the stupid and criminal actions of the U.S.... 4:50 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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