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
High notes and high drama High notes and high drama

That Beczala/Radvanovsky online recital, viewed and reviewed, really caught the eye of the cher public in the month of January.

on February 01, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Consider yourself at home Consider yourself at home

The big news of 2020 was, obviously, that everyone (or almost everyone) stayed home.

on January 01, 2021 at 8:41 AM
Up on the housetop click, click, click Up on the housetop click, click, click

It’s a Christmas miracle: leading our Top Ten listing for November is Jonas Kaufmann singing Mariah Carey!

on December 01, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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 triumph of the Undiva The triumph of the Undiva

Renée Fleming garnered a most un-unvdivaesque flurry of pageviews in August.

on September 02, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Here you come again Here you come again

By this point in 2020, nothing should surprise us.

on August 01, 2020 at 10:35 AM
Prodigal sun Prodigal sun

June on parterre box was a month of Egyptian sun gods and some very enthusiastic video watching.

on July 01, 2020 at 10:00 AM
A gala day is enough for me A gala day is enough for me

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!

on May 04, 2020 at 11:24 AM
From a social distance From a social distance

Naturally the top ten posts on parterre box for the month of March focused on the encroaching menace of COVID-19.

on April 01, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Entrances and exits Entrances and exits

Leading the parterre box top ten for the month of February: a new season and the (apparent) end of a legendary career.

on March 02, 2020 at 2:02 PM
The toast of parterre box The toast of parterre box

The astonishing performance of Aleksandra Kurzak, whose Violetta was an incontrovertible triumph, fascinated parterre box readers in the month of January.

on February 03, 2020 at 10:24 AM
Days of future past Days of future past

What’s the biggest parterre box story of December 2019? Why, a look into the “Soaring 20s” at the Met!

on January 01, 2020 at 12:12 PM