Cher Public

Silver lies hidden in the core of dreams

Twenty-five years ago today, a zine cracked its shell and poked its timid beak into the world.  Read more »

Divine, madness

mariaThis is our anniversary day, cher public: the 23rd birthday of parterre box and what would have been the 93rd birthday of Maria Callas.  Read more »

Now I suddenly feel as if I’ve taken all my clothes off

Margo_500Can it really be 40 (Four, oh!) years since La Cieca was born on that sultry evening at the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas, Texas?  Read more »

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.”

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Return of the king

Fifteen years after his first parterre box interview, that criterion of countertenors David Daniels speaks of Oscar Wilde, Marilyn Horne, marriage and political art.

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“Ecco la luce…”

That day we all knew eventually would come did come, in the winter of 2001, when the final issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine was mailed out to the cher public, such as they were at the time.

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“Senza rancor”

The winds of change sweep across the first post-9/11 issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine.

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Spunk

In issue #46 of parterre box the queer opera zine (“Spunk”), you will find an endorsement by the legendary Astrid Varnay.

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