top ten

Losing a legend Losing a legend

Viewers flocked to parterre box last month to read the sad news of the passing of legendary mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig.

on May 01, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Expansion and ostentation Expansion and ostentation

February was a month for diva admiration on parterre box.

on March 01, 2021 at 1:07 PM
High notes and high drama High notes and high drama

That Beczala/Radvanovsky online recital, viewed and reviewed, really caught the eye of the cher public in the month of January.

on February 01, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Consider yourself at home Consider yourself at home

The big news of 2020 was, obviously, that everyone (or almost everyone) stayed home.

on January 01, 2021 at 8:41 AM
Up on the housetop click, click, click Up on the housetop click, click, click

It’s a Christmas miracle: leading our Top Ten listing for November is Jonas Kaufmann singing Mariah Carey!

on December 01, 2020 at 1:41 PM
Sex, lies and video opera Sex, lies and video opera

Webcasts helped keep both opera and parterre box alive in October 2020.

on November 03, 2020 at 9:00 AM
The triumph of the Undiva The triumph of the Undiva

Renée Fleming garnered a most un-unvdivaesque flurry of pageviews in August.

on September 02, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Here you come again Here you come again

By this point in 2020, nothing should surprise us.

on August 01, 2020 at 10:35 AM
Prodigal sun Prodigal sun

June on parterre box was a month of Egyptian sun gods and some very enthusiastic video watching.

on July 01, 2020 at 10:00 AM
A gala day is enough for me A gala day is enough for me

The discussion of the Metropolitan Opera’s “At-Home Gala” set a new record for parterre box articles, with 11,590 pageviews and 1,877 comments!

on May 04, 2020 at 11:24 AM
From a social distance From a social distance

Naturally the top ten posts on parterre box for the month of March focused on the encroaching menace of COVID-19.

on April 01, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Entrances and exits Entrances and exits

Leading the parterre box top ten for the month of February: a new season and the (apparent) end of a legendary career.

on March 02, 2020 at 2:02 PM
The toast of parterre box The toast of parterre box

The astonishing performance of Aleksandra Kurzak, whose Violetta was an incontrovertible triumph, fascinated parterre box readers in the month of January.

on February 03, 2020 at 10:24 AM
Days of future past Days of future past

What’s the biggest parterre box story of December 2019? Why, a look into the “Soaring 20s” at the Met!

on January 01, 2020 at 12:12 PM