The top ten most read stories on parterre box in September:

Domingo jumps (or was pushed?
“The Met and Mr. Domingo are in agreement that he needed to step down”

Portrait of a Lady on fire
My blood sure boiled at this revival of the Met’s utterly punchable production of Macbeth.

When a man loves a woman
At the Met’s performance of Manon Tuesday evening, Michael Fabiano made as good a case as any for renaming the opera Chevalier des Grieux.

Unsex me here
An “Anti-Harassment Workshop” was scheduled at the Met today in the same room where Plácido Domingo was rehearsing for this season’s revival of Macbeth.

I feel your thane
Bass-baritone Craig Colclough makes his Met debut tonight in the title role of Macbeth.

The quintet of parterre box scribes who will be reviewing New York area performance are ready to share with you their choices for Must See Opera in the fall of 2019!

On stage I am in the dark
Departed this world on this day 42 years ago in Paris.

Grigolo, a groper?
Vittorio Grigolo has been suspended from the Royal Opera House’s touring production of Faust in Japan.

Tragic mike
The Metropolitan Opera Guild has come such a long way since the days of dear Mrs. August Belmont!

I only cared about Bess
Opera’s latest superstar, Angel Blue, in a compleat and enthralling portrayal, gloriously sung and rivetingly acted.