One startling upset catches the eye among the many winners (if that is the word) of the 2013 Parterre Box Awards.
The surprise is “Worst New Production at the Met,” a dubious honor won by David Alden‘s production of Un ballo in maschera. Honestly, La Cieca doesn’t get it, but she hopes that at least some of the 336 of you who votes that way will explain your opinion in the comments section.
Continuing with the rest of the awards in their traditional order:
Best New Production at the Met: Parsifal, with 513 votes, a clear majority of 61% of total votes cast.
Best Revival at the Met: Dialogues des Carmélites
Worst Revival at the Met: Der Ring des Nibelungen
Best Production at NYCO: Powder Her Face
Best Other New York Opera Production: I Lombardi (OONY)
Best Performance in a Diva Role: Joyce DiDonato in Maria Stuarda
Worst Performance in a Diva Role: Deborah Voigt in Der Ring des Nibelungen
Best Performance in a Divo Role: Jonas Kaufmann in Parsifal (over 70% of votes cast)
Worst Performance in a Divo Role: Marcello Giordani in Les Troyens
Best Performance in a Non-Diva Role: Peter Mattei in Parsifal
Most Significant Cancellation: Marcello Giordani in Les Troyens
Einspringer of the Year: Bryan Hymel in Les Troyens (over 75% of votes cast)
Maestro of the Year: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Debut of the Year: Bryan Hymel in Les Troyens