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James Jorden (who writes under the names “La Cieca” and “Our Own JJ”) is the founder and editor of parterre box. During his 20 year career as an opera critic he has written for the New York Times, Opera, Gay City News, Opera Now, Musical America and the New York Post. He has also raised his voice in punditry on National Public Radio. From time to time he has directed opera, including three unsuccessful productions of Don Giovanni, a work he hopes to return to someday. Currently he alternates his doyenne duties with writing a twice-weekly column on opera for the New York Observer. He also hosts the more or less weekly livecast “parterre saturday afternoon.”



Broadcast: Don Giovanni

That mysterious bass-baritone leads the cast in today’s Met matinee broadcast starting at 1:00 PM. (Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)

Sugar daddy day care

New York City Opera has announced the resignation of the chairman of its board, Roy G. Niederhoffer (not pictured), who (it was revealed) has kicked in $8 million over the past four seasons to keep the company afloat.

Broadcast: Andrea Chenier

Live from the Teatro Comunale di Modena, starting at 2:00 PM!  Read more »

Virtually capricious!

“El espectáculo que reviviría al Maria Callas en escenarios chilenos a través de hologramas fue definitivamente cancelado.”

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The ‘roaring’ twenties

A week before the traditional date for the announcement of the Met’s 2019-2020 season, the clairvoyants who cobble together the Future Met Wiki have essentially the entire schedule ready for your perusal.

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Broadcast: Rigoletto

The Met’s season premiere of Evviva Las Vegas.

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Put your Dukes up

Bryan Hymel has withdrawn from upcoming performances as the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto, due to personal reasons,” says the Met’s press office.

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Broadcast: La Gioconda

Telecast live RIGHT NOW from La Monnaie!

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