The passing of Renata Scotto is perhaps the most significant and surely the saddest opera news story of 2023.
Birthday boy Windycityoperaman‘s always spellbinding On This Day postings dominated the pageviews in July.
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Once again, La Cieca thanks you for your concern and patience during May 2023.
La Cieca was most gratified to see that the cher public kept visiting parterre.com and commenting on every topic under the sun during her mid-April bout of illness!
Join Parterre Box for a celebration of James’s life and legacy the afternoon of February 3, 2024 in New York City.
In the biggest story of March 2023, awesome Angela Meade pulled off the Einspring of the Year, saving the Met’s performance of Norma.
Like all true opera queens, the parterrians live in the time to come. Thus this month’s #1 most read post!
The ineffable Miss Leontyne Price, anthologized as a subject for Chris’s Cache, swept the board in January 2023.
The fraught opening night of what surely must be this time around the final hurrah of the Mets old Aida production: That’s what people wanted to read about in December.
Of course the Met premiere of The Hours grabbed most of the attention last month!
A welcome return by Christian Ocier reviewing Wagner in far-flung Seattle led the top ten most read posts for the month of October.
Sondra Radvanovsky‘s mean, moody, magnificent Medea fascinated the cher public as the season kicked in at the end of September.
The cher public (not pictured) made the sizzling month August a time of listening and discussion.
Beverly Sills and Renée Fleming (not pictured) rightly crown the list of most-read parterre box articles for August 2022.
In a slow month for opera, parterre box readers turned their attention to a musical: Into the Woods.