The month of March 2017 on parterre box can be summed up in three topics: Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and religious Cretans. Read more »
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 »
Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is first among equals in a spectacular cast when she sings the title role of Ariodante in this season’s installment of Carnegie Hall’s critically acclaimed cycle of Handel’s operas in concert. A brilliantly melodic work, the opera features outstanding arias for each of the principal singers, including Ariodante’s melancholy “Scherza infida” and show-stopping “Doppo note.” Harry Bicket and The English Concert bring authentic Handelian brilliance to this marvelous opera. (Photo: Simon Pauly) Get tickets. Read more »
Endings (in particular that of James Levine) and beginnings (Anna Netrebko‘s, as a Wagnerian), dominated the list of most popular posts on parterre in the month of May. Read more »
The most-read stories in April were mostly news, with a little gossip thrown in.
Jonas Kaufmann and the mysterious “Jane G.” sparked the most reader interest on parterre box during the month of March.
La Cieca is pleased and proud to present the Top 10 most popular posts on parterre.com for the month of January 2016.
A readers’ discussion of Gaetano Donizetti garnered the most pageviews of any parterre posting in November.
It appears that La Cieca’s long-winded, likely drunken ravings late last Friday week attracted the most visitors last week, doubtless motivated by Schadenfreude.