As the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of parterre box continue, La Cieca (left) introduces a new feature: each week, a vintage issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine, scanned into PDF format for handy download!

This week let’s take a look at Issue #31 aka “King David,” published in May of 1998, featuring an interview with David Daniels, reactions to Robert Wilson‘s Lohengrin, and the first installment of Ortrud Maxwell‘s fascinating feature “Impossible Discs.”

Oh, and did I mention that La Cieca has the rock-solid, incontrovertible scoop that the role of Violetta in the Met’s 1998 new production of La traviata will be sung by… Renée Fleming?  

[Download Issue #31]