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  • PCally: Armer, can you say what you don’t find appealing about Gens as the Countess? Most reviews of the recording point to her as... 4:42 PM
  • armerjacquino: You have to be careful with Jacobs in Mozart- for me the COSI is spectacular, the NOZZE is very good (although Gens is a... 4:05 PM
  • PCally: I wasn’t aware he’d recorded the opera until reading your post armer. I’ve been listening to Nézet-Séguin... 3:57 PM
  • armerjacquino: Ha! Although I’m no royalist so all the Queenery (large ‘Q’) annoyed me, I watched that gala to DEATH as... 3:08 PM
  • kashania: Because it`s been a while since we had this on parterre: httpv://www.youtub yVeLh0U 2:57 PM
  • kashania: The murky depths of Wedekind/Berg are a long way from the fizzy shallows of The Nose. I tip my hat, sir! 2:39 PM
  • armerjacquino: Anyone heard the new Jacobs ENTFUHRUNG? I’ve been listening to it online for the last hour or so and it’s a... 2:20 PM
  • mercadante: Some people love to spend a lot of money to go to the opera; staying is another matter. 2:08 PM

The year in review

In the calendar year 2012, 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.


  • OperaTeen says:

    Congratulations to a great year, La Cieca and here’s to an even better one this year! :-)

  • bassoprofundo says:

    Are any of these site records?

  • Sempre liberal says:

    What’s the record for number of people chatting in La Casa della Cieca?

  • Ruxxy says:

    Congratulations la Cieca -- this is really an extraordinary result and from what I’ve seen I’m pretty sure this makes Parterre the most visited opera site in the world.

  • Feldmarschallin says:

    Yes congratulations La Cieca. Speaking of Kaufmann he was the surprise guest at the Silvester Fledermaus. I couldn’t stomach another Fledermaus so I stayed home but apparently no one was excecting it and he came floating in on the cloud which is used in the Everding Zauberflöte and sang two arias plus Brindisi.

  • lucy brown says:

    Thanks for the great site, La Cieca…wish you much happiness and success in the year ahead. Bravissima!

  • jeepgerhard says:

    wow, that is really impressive, Cieca — congratulations (well-deserved) are in order. Still the best opera-oriented website i know. Happy New Year!

  • bassoprofundo says:

    When is the Post going to publish JJ’s review of Maria Stuarda?!

  • MontyNostry says:

    … and Parterre Box now comes up top of the Google search when you put in ‘parterre’. It always used to be No 2. Mazel tov!

  • Camille says:

    What I enjoy most about this is the category “Unique Visitors”!
    Certainly, the understatement of the year.

  • irontongue says:

    Yours are bigger than mine. :) (And does Analytics record number of comments?!)

  • Camille says:

    My belated good wishes and congratulations on La Doyenne’s higher, faster, stronger showing: