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
Backstage buzz Backstage buzz

A word to cher public from backstage at the box

on October 29, 2023 at 9:00 AM
La morte verdiana La morte verdiana

An undeniable divide stands between the great idiomatic tradition of operatic performance and the current training models meant to prepare that tradition’s executants.

on July 05, 2021 at 2:16 PM
Left to your own devices Left to your own devices

La Cieca (pictured) wishes her cher public a sensible and safe “Cyber Monday” shopping experience!

on November 26, 2020 at 10:03 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
A bouquet of Fiordiligis A bouquet of Fiordiligis

I am embarrassingly bad at vocal ID quizzes—I may never get over the one where I was convinced every single excerpt was Leontyne Price—but I do love to put them together.

on October 13, 2020 at 2:27 PM
Amazon Prime Days! Amazon Prime Days!

Enjoy spectacular savings on everything from tablet computers to RIce Krispies during Amazon Prime Days!

on October 13, 2020 at 1:43 AM
parterre boxing parterre boxing

A new series where we pit Zerbinetta against Zerlina, Caballé against Callas, Berg against Bellini in the ultimate operatic showdown.

on May 19, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Das Rheingold Das Rheingold

Kicking off Der Ring des Nibelungen from the Vienna State Opera.

on March 15, 2020 at 2:50 PM
La traviata La traviata

While most opera houses remain closed, La Cieca suggests the cher public assemble at our virtual opera house to enjoy a series of performances shared here on parterre box.

on March 13, 2020 at 2:46 PM
Così fan tutte Così fan tutte

A Saturday afternoon iteration of this season’s ubiquitous revival.

on March 07, 2020 at 12:28 PM
Der Fliegende Holländer Der Fliegende Holländer

Wagner’s early masterpiece returns to the Met conducted by Valery Gergiev (not pictured).

on March 02, 2020 at 6:22 PM
Le nozze di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro

Believe it or not, it’s the final Nozze of the Met’s 2019-2020 season.

on February 22, 2020 at 11:50 AM
Manon Manon

A performance from Fall 2019 featuring Lisette Oropesa and Michael Fabiano.

on February 15, 2020 at 9:18 AM
Le nozze di Figaro Le nozze di Figaro

Amanda Woodbury jumps in as the Countess in tonight’s broadcast.

on February 11, 2020 at 1:20 PM
La Damnation de Faust La Damnation de Faust

One final hearing of the Berlioz this afternoon.

on February 08, 2020 at 9:10 AM
Judith Judith

The Bayerische Staatsoper offers an all-Bartok program called Judith this afternoon.

on February 07, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Agrippina Agrippina

Joyce DiDonato turns scheming Roman matron tonight.

on February 06, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess

One last trip to Catfish Row (for now) this afternoon.

on February 01, 2020 at 12:25 PM
La Damnation de Faust La Damnation de Faust

Join the parterriani for what promises to be a legendary performance of Berlioz’s “légende dramatique.”

on January 29, 2020 at 11:51 AM
Wozzeck Wozzeck

More Berg in the bleak midwinter.

on January 11, 2020 at 11:48 AM
La Traviata La Traviata

Verdi’s masterpiece returns to the Met tonight.

on January 10, 2020 at 4:50 PM
Der Rosenkavalier Der Rosenkavalier

Musical comedy on a gloomy Saturday afternoon.

on January 04, 2020 at 11:30 AM
New Year’s Eve Puccini Gala New Year’s Eve Puccini Gala

Cher public, let’s ring in the New Year in the most “Metropolitan Opera” way possible: lots of Puccini and extremely long intermissions!

on December 31, 2019 at 2:06 PM