First thoughts First thoughts

JJ//La Cieca crave your indulgence as they address some ongoing health challenges.

on May 17, 2023 at 2:06 AM
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 biggest scoops of the decade The biggest scoops of the decade

Get ready for a barrel of charm, a fabulous thrill as La Cieca (not pictured) proudly presents the the biggest little headlines on parterre box for the decade 2010-2019.

on December 31, 2019 at 12:54 PM
Sunday will never be the same Sunday will never be the same

Surely no one can be surprised to learn that the departure of Plácido Domingo from the Met was the most-read story on parterre box for the month of September.

on October 01, 2019 at 9:24 AM
Locker room talk Locker room talk

The Great Domingo Question loomed above all other topics in the sleepy month of August.

on September 01, 2019 at 11:32 AM
Sondra’s back Sondra’s back

The return of Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met in Aida dominated parterre box in March.

on April 01, 2019 at 5:11 PM
Our retrospection will now be all to the future Our retrospection will now be all to the future

La Cieca is delighted to announce that the most popular posts for the month of February dealt primarily with the Met season yet to come.

on March 01, 2019 at 12:37 PM
All about Melpomene All about Melpomene

The top ten parterre box stories for January 2019.

on February 01, 2019 at 3:43 PM
Why parterre box is not going to cover the David Daniels / Scott Walters arrest 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.

on January 30, 2019 at 11:16 PM
Alpha blog Alpha blog

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

on January 01, 2019 at 2:32 PM
October surprise 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.

on November 01, 2018 at 10:20 AM
“There’s one lady barber that made good” “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.

on October 01, 2018 at 8:56 AM
Declining Declining

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

on December 13, 2017 at 5:28 PM
Voci di guerra Voci di guerra

September 2017 was a time everyone wanted to read about Druids in parterre box. Our most popular posts for the month.

on October 03, 2017 at 7:24 AM
The top ten returns The top ten returns

A listing of the ten most-read parterre posts of February 2017.

on March 01, 2017 at 9:18 AM
Nature abhors a vacuum Nature abhors a vacuum

La Cieca asks the cher public to take a moment to enhance their enjoyment of by reviewing these updates and suggestions.

on February 20, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Chat: Salome Chat: Salome

Welcome to La Casa della Cieca for the matinee of Salome starting at the Met at 1:00 pm on Saturday, cher public. Please be sure to read the notice after the jump.

on December 16, 2016 at 8:39 PM
To my cher public To my cher public

La Cieca (pictured) begs your pardon for her unexplained absence from the site for the past several days.

on November 26, 2016 at 8:32 PM
Look who’s talking Look who’s talking

La Cieca is proud to share with her cher public the transition of to a new commenting system powered by

on August 23, 2016 at 11:13 AM
Our sponsors are fresh as paint Our sponsors are fresh as paint

La Cieca and the entire gang down at salute our advertisers for the month of April.

on April 01, 2016 at 9:46 AM
Midway through my season Midway through my season

The most popular postings for the month follow the jump.

on March 01, 2016 at 2:43 PM
La commedia comincia La commedia comincia

Hello, hello, cher public? You called, I can’t hear a thing.

on February 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM
November reign November reign

A readers’ discussion of Gaetano Donizetti garnered the most pageviews of any parterre posting in November.

on December 02, 2015 at 9:18 AM
Apocalyptic post Apocalyptic post

“We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.”

on November 03, 2015 at 10:30 AM