The big news of 2020 was, obviously, that everyone (or almost everyone) stayed home.
It’s a Christmas miracle: leading our Top Ten listing for November is Jonas Kaufmann singing Mariah Carey!
Webcasts helped keep both opera and parterre box alive in October 2020.
Renée Fleming garnered a most un-unvdivaesque flurry of pageviews in August.
By this point in 2020, nothing should surprise us.
June on parterre box was a month of Egyptian sun gods and some very enthusiastic video watching.
The discussion of the Metropolitan Opera’s “At-Home Gala” set a new record for parterre box articles, with 11,590 pageviews and 1,877 comments!
Naturally the top ten posts on parterre box for the month of March focused on the encroaching menace of COVID-19.
Leading the parterre box top ten for the month of February: a new season and the (apparent) end of a legendary career.
The astonishing performance of Aleksandra Kurzak, whose Violetta was an incontrovertible triumph, fascinated parterre box readers in the month of January.
What’s the biggest parterre box story of December 2019? Why, a look into the “Soaring 20s” at the Met!
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.
November was Akhnaten month at parterre box.
Sadly, the news of the passing of two beloved artists provided much of the traffic on parterre box last month.
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.
The Great Domingo Question loomed above all other topics in the sleepy month of August.
Your top ten posts on parterre box for the month of July are actually a Top 13, thanks to a (near) three-way tie.
A detailed and persuasive review by Christian Ocier was the most popular post on parterre box for the month of June.
Friend, Romans and Rosa Feola fans, presenting your top ten parterre box posts for the lusty month of May!
Our Own “Einspringer” JJ‘s sad duty of reviewing the Met’s spring revival of La traviata garnered the site’s most pageviews in the month of April.
The return of Sondra Radvanovsky to the Met in Aida dominated parterre box in March.
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.
The top ten parterre box stories for January 2019.
Some less than stellar reviews dominate the top ten posts on parterre box for November 2018.
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