Here they are, cher public, your most popular 10 (or, rather, 11) parterre posts for the month of May 2018.

1. The return of the Pubies: With the Met’s final performances of the spring coming up this weekend, it’s time to vote on the 2018 Pubie Awards.

2. Belt register: Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from the role of Elsa in The Royal Opera’s forthcoming new production of Lohengrin.

3. ProdigyMaria Callas’s most outstanding Adalgisa, out of all she partnered with, was Fiorenza Cossotto. (How’s that for a change of pace?)

4. Spring breakJennifer Rowley will sing the title role in tonight’s performance of Puccini’s Tosca, replacing Anna Netrebko who is ill.

5. Manca la diva: With Sonya Yoncheva canceling the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performances of Tosca, who do you, the cher public, think will take her place?

6. Double diva day: Born on this day in 1906 soprano Zinka Milanov and in 1918 soprano Birgit Nilsson.

7. Meeting Rigoletto: I have a confession to make. I have been taking Rigoletto for granted.

8. Climb every diva: So Anna Netrebko met Julie Andrews yesterday afternoon at an event for the American Austrian Foundation, but that’s just the beginning!

9. Tosca, starring the Philadelphia Orchestra: Waiting for Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s semi-staged Tosca to begin, I remembered 27 years ago, when I last heard the Philadelphia Orchestra perform the work.

10. (tie) Sondra castle: The Canadian Opera Company announced a new (to the COC, anyway) production of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena staring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role.

10. (tie) Senza nube e senza vel: How could I resist the chance to see Mariella Devia in one of operas greatest roles in Venice?