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 event: Yannick 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: Semiramide: Make an Assyrian of yourself!