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.

The mania eventYannick Nézet-Séguin led the galvanized Met orchestra in a sumptuous, sometimes surprising reading that began slowly but built steadily in intensity to a shattering conclusion.

Endgame: The Metropolitan Opera fired James Levine this evening.

Suit yourself: La Cieca just received a package of pdf files the sender says is a copy of James Levine‘s lawsuit against the Met.

Power couple splits: Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais announced today they have divorced.

Broadcast: Turandot: Martina Serafin serves up the ice in this afternoon’s Met broadcast.

Broadcast: Luisa Miller: Verdi’s Sturm und Drang opera returns to the Met.

Broadcast: Madama Butterfly: The controversial heroine of Ermonela Jaho sings.

My next ghost needs no introduction: The Met’s season premiere of Lucia di Lammermoor stars Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and Vittorio Grigolo.

The help: As Despina in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Così fan tutte, Kelli O’Hara injects much needed vitality into an otherwise lethargic evening.

Broadcast: SemiramideMake an Assyrian of yourself!