Cher Public

Say yes to the dress

Gather, cher public, for discussion of today’s broadcast and HD of Eugene Onegin, live from the Met at 1:00 PM.  Read more »

The top ten returns

La Cieca has recently noted that despite her not enumerating the top ten parterre posts each month, the site has been doing really excellent circulation this winter. So she should probably leave well enough alone, but instead, following the jump, you’ll find a listing of the ten most-read posts of February 2017.  Read more »

Webcast: Semiramide

Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee. Semiramide,  which begins at 11:00 AM ET, is directed by David Alden and the conductor is Michele Mariotti.

Panel stumped

La Cieca admits she was surprised the historically well-informed cher public missed the mark so frequently on the “Breadbox” quiz.

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Cast thy breadbox upon the waters

What better time for a competition in which you, the cher public (pictured), attempt to predict the future?

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All fall down

La Cieca (pictured) asks, what are your eight (or even 10) can’t-miss opera events for the fall?

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Look who’s talking

La Cieca is proud to share with her cher public the transition of parterre.com to a new commenting system powered by Disqus.com.

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Chat: Le nozze di Figaro

Here’s your place to chat during tonight’s Met broadcast of Le nozze di Figaro, beginning at 7:30 PM.

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La commedia comincia

Hello, hello, cher public? You called, I can’t hear a thing.

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Hello there, masterpiece

Fellow parterrians, my review in the Observer of this year’s PROTOTYPE festival does not appear until Wednesday.

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