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.