End of an era End of an era

The passing of Renata Scotto is perhaps the most significant and surely the saddest opera news story of 2023.

on September 01, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Double intensity Double intensity

Birthday boy Windycityoperaman‘s always spellbinding On This Day postings dominated the pageviews in July.

on August 01, 2023 at 10:05 AM
Getting better and better Getting better and better

Once again, La Cieca thanks you for your concern and patience during May 2023.

on June 02, 2023 at 8:07 AM
On the mend On the mend

La Cieca was most gratified to see that the cher public kept visiting parterre.com and commenting on every topic under the sun during her mid-April bout of illness!

on May 03, 2023 at 12:53 PM
Just once in a lifetime a diva knows a moment Just once in a lifetime a diva knows a moment

In the biggest story of March 2023, awesome Angela Meade pulled off the Einspring of the Year, saving the Met’s performance of Norma.

on April 01, 2023 at 9:55 AM
This used to be the future This used to be the future

Like all true opera queens, the parterrians live in the time to come. Thus this month’s #1 most read post!

on March 01, 2023 at 12:55 PM
Step aside, Texas Step aside, Texas

The fraught opening night of what surely must be this time around the final hurrah of the Mets old Aida production: That’s what people wanted to read about in December.

on January 02, 2023 at 7:00 AM
Yours, mine and ‘Hours’ Yours, mine and ‘Hours’

Of course the Met premiere of The Hours grabbed most of the attention last month!

on December 01, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Westward turns the gaze Westward turns the gaze

A welcome return by Christian Ocier reviewing Wagner in far-flung Seattle led the top ten most read posts for the month of October.

on November 01, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Infanticide is painless Infanticide is painless

Sondra Radvanovsky‘s mean, moody, magnificent Medea fascinated the cher public as the season kicked in at the end of September.

on October 04, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Something to talk about Something to talk about

The cher public (not pictured) made the sizzling month August a time of listening and discussion.

on September 01, 2022 at 10:42 AM
Creative differences Creative differences

Beverly Sills and Renée Fleming (not pictured) rightly crown the list of most-read parterre box articles for August 2022.

on August 01, 2022 at 8:00 AM
The ‘Woods’, the bad and the ugly The ‘Woods’, the bad and the ugly

In a slow month for opera, parterre box readers turned their attention to a musical: Into the Woods.

on July 01, 2022 at 7:20 PM
Wave the flag Wave the flag

A very political month indeed focused sharply on the Met’s revival of Turandot.

on June 01, 2022 at 8:30 AM
Fresh blood Fresh blood

A controversial new Lucia at the Met fascinated the cher public last month.

on May 01, 2022 at 8:51 AM
Contact in Red Square Contact in Red Square

The conundrum “Whose side is Anna Netrebko on?” fascinated the readers of parterre box in March.

on April 04, 2022 at 5:17 PM
Our retrospection will be all to the future Our retrospection will be all to the future

The Met’s new season, including Medea with Sondra Radvanovsky, set parterrian tongues wagging during the month of February 2022.

on March 01, 2022 at 10:37 AM
Until you play the palace Until you play the palace

Signs of new life at the Met caught the attention of parterrians in January.

on February 01, 2022 at 10:29 AM
Coasting on Bohemia Coasting on Bohemia

The Met’s antiquated production of La bohéme proved as popular with our readers as  it did with audiences last  month!

on December 01, 2021 at 10:26 AM
Great balls of ‘Fire’ Great balls of ‘Fire’

The Met’s premiere of Terence Blanchard‘s Fire Shut Up in My Bones dominated the top ten list of most popular articles on parterre box in September.

on October 01, 2021 at 12:35 PM
When I have sung my songs When I have sung my songs

The news of the death of beloved soprano Gianna Rolandi and her adoring obituary by Enzo Bordello attracted the most parterre box readers for the month of June 2021.

on July 01, 2021 at 8:28 AM
All about that Wagner All about that Wagner

In May, everyone wanted to hear those Wagnerians, shown here singing Strauss.

on June 02, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Losing a legend Losing a legend

Viewers flocked to parterre box last month to read the sad news of the passing of legendary mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig.

on May 01, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Expansion and ostentation Expansion and ostentation

February was a month for diva admiration on parterre box.

on March 01, 2021 at 1:07 PM