“Madame is the greatest star of them all”

“What happens when that music no longer comes easily, or when the public’s attention shifts elsewhere?”

Sumptuous feast

Long-time parterre fave Catherine Malfitano takes the stage at Manhattan School of Music in a new role, Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, May 12-14.

Recklessly passionate

Before you ask, cher public, there is no Issue #41 of parterre box, the queer opera zine, or, rather, this issue, #42 is the 41st.

Small scale

In art, less is more — at least most of the time.

Medium and rare

“Considering one of the season’s star singers is a plus-size female impersonator, opera this fall is anything but a drag.”

Soprano, stage director and now, apparently, activist Catherine Malfitano has collected more than 120 signatures on a letter “denouncing New York City Opera’s planned move from Lincoln Center and calling into question the company’s stewardship.” Among those signing on: June Anderson, Jane Bunnell, Tito Capobianco, José Carreras, Frank Corsaro, Phyllis Curtin, Justino Díaz, Joyce DiDonato,…