“Tosca,” starring the Philadelphia Orchestra

Waiting for Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s semi-staged Tosca to begin, I remembered 27 years ago, when I last heard the Philadelphia Orchestra perform the work.  Read more »

Bold faces and broadcasts

As is only right, Yannick Nézet-Séguin‘s triumphant Elektra at the Met was the subject of parterre box’s most-read article in March 2018.  The top ten for the month follow the jump. Read more »

And one for Yannick

Coming up at 3:15 PM, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Angela Meade, Michelle DeYoung, Michael Schade, Markus Werba, Christof Fischesser and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

“Rock-a-bye your rock-a-bye baby with a tune from Mycenae!”

Yummy Yannick Nézet-Séguin belts out a song in a Met practice room.

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Fifty shades of Grail

The Met’s magnificent revival which opened on Monday night with a superb cast under the mesmerizing leadership of Yannick Nézet-Séguin nearly converted me into a devoted Parsifal disciple.

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Arms and the man I sing

Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been doing heavy lifting not only in the metaphorical but in the literal sense as well.

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That time of year

One of the greats of classical music, Franz Joseph Haydn was a bit of an “also-ran” as an opera composer.

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No fits, no fights, no feuds and no egos

The list of Anna Netrebko/Yannick Nézet-Séguin collaborations has expanded once again.

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Nile, see you in my dreams

A spokesman for Anna Netrebko informs parterre box that the diva is scheduled to sing Aïda at the Met during the 2018-2019 season.

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Gewitter und Sturm

The wild tempest that whipped and drenched the audience as it exited the Met after Tuesday’s season premiere of Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer mirrored the finer features of the evening.

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