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Celebrating 30 Years of <em>parterre box</em> Celebrating 30 Years of <em>parterre box</em>

Readers, writers, and stars reflect on the 30th anniversary of “the most essential blog in opera” (NYT)

on December 03, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Queer and dangerous and exciting Queer and dangerous and exciting

Zack Woolfe of The New York Times remembers James Jorden

on October 04, 2023 at 2:08 PM
James Jorden, 1954-2023 James Jorden, 1954-2023

The writers of the Box and James’s friends are saddened to announce the death of the inimitable founder of Parterre Box

on October 03, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Positively teeming with sex Positively teeming with sex

One of my absolute favorite later Cole Porter lyrics.

on August 18, 2023 at 10:01 AM
“Ne me refuse pas!” “Ne me refuse pas!”

So, give me three good reasons we should not hear Jamie Barton as the mother of Salomé?

on January 07, 2023 at 6:00 PM
As if we never said goodbye As if we never said goodbye

“As for next year, Gheorghiu makes an as-yet-unannounced return for the first time in seven years to the Met in New York.”

on February 08, 2022 at 4:58 PM
Feel no pain Feel no pain

“The design of the Met’s new production [of Lucia di Lammermoor] by Simon Stone suggests a present-day American Rust Belt, an area once prosperous but now fallen into decline and neglect.”

on January 31, 2022 at 1:57 PM
Disjointed Disjointed

La Cieca hears that Anna Netrebko has cancelled her November performances of Nabucco in Vienna to schedule shoulder surgery.

on October 19, 2021 at 11:44 AM
Keep watching the skies Keep watching the skies

La Cieca hears that major news is coming from the Met regarding 2021.

on September 21, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Get well soon, Anna! Get well soon, Anna!

La Cieca and the gang down at parterre box offer best wishes for a speedy recovery to Anna Netrebko.

on September 17, 2020 at 10:54 AM
Princess of the posse Princess of the posse

La Cieca hears that the centerpiece of the 2021 Salzburg Easter Festival will be a new production of Turandot conducted by Christian Thielemann (not pictured) .

on March 09, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Roaring 20s Roaring 20s

The entire Metropolitan Opera schedule for 2020-2021, in what looks like a fairly plausible form, has been leaked.

on December 20, 2019 at 4:29 PM
I feel your thane I feel your thane

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

on September 28, 2019 at 1:39 PM
The press representative doth protest too much, methinks The press representative doth protest too much, methinks

This overabundance of detail serves only to set La Cieca wondering who protested Ms. Davis.

on September 27, 2019 at 4:23 PM