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Sondra’s back

As expected, the return of Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met in Aida dominated parterre box in March. The top ten stories follow the jump. Read more »

Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca (pictured) is delighted to announce that the most popular posts for the month of February dealt primarily with the Met season yet to come. Read more »

All about Melpomene

The news for the first month of 2019 was naturally dominated by Anna Netrebko‘s Adriana Lecouvreur (as what month in history has not been?) but everything from unruly horses to missing queens put in appearances. The top ten parterre box stories for January 2019 after the jump.  Read more »

Why parterre box is not going to cover the David Daniels / Scott Walters arrest

The arrest of an important gay opera star and his husband on a serious criminal charge is undoubtedly news and almost certain to be interest to regular readers of parterre box.

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Alpha blog

Widely-publicized parterre box garnered 3,623,050 pageviews for the more than 1,200 articles published during 2018.

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October surprise

Jonas Kaufmann‘s Herbstreise to Little Old New York dominated the busy pages of October’s parterre box, boosting our total number of pageviews to nearly 400,000.

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“There’s one lady barber that made good”

The Met’s new production of Samson et Dalila (not pictured) grabbed the most attention last month.

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Declining

Mr. Plummer is very wise and La Cieca intends (in a general sense) to continue to follow his example.

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