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  • messa di voce: Thank you, La Cieca. I stand by my contention that Gelb, though he has had his bombs, has also... 7:59 AM
  • Often admonished: Yes. There are some large voices where one’s immediate reaction is WOA and you want... 7:55 AM
  • imhere: Union labor, as a percentage of expenditures, is actually lower under Peter than it was under Joe... 7:55 AM
  • jrance: Stoyanova sounded gorgeous ten years ago but the Met Desdemona (2013) showed an unpleasant widening... 7:55 AM
  • oedipe: According to a French opera forum, Die Welt gave the following info about the 2017 Bayreuth... 7:55 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: I believe Groissböck who is about 38 now will be the Sachs. She will be singing her first... 7:43 AM
  • PetertheModest: Why did Zeffirelli refuse to direct Meier ? She was not that awful as Carmen, though she was... 7:38 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: Herlitzius has a large voice by any standard. 7:16 AM
  • WindyCityOperaman: Born on this day in 1906 bass Gottlob Frick httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=1pzn PP19LPY... 6:50 AM
  • sdika: Stoyanova was amazing in Un Ballo in San Diego with great stage presence. Was surprised how good of an... 6:45 AM

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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