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There are over 25,000 opera performances each year. Many of them are what Francesca Zambello has called the ABCs the Aidas, Bohèmes and Carmens the popular staples.
The annotated new and rare opera list is aimed at connecting people with more
unusual fare. Some of these pieces are well-known (but infrequently
performed), others are more obscure, and around 60 each year are world premieres.
View the 2011/12 listing as a webpage (rich with links)
View the 2010/11 listing as a webpage (rich with links)
In English: View the 2009/10 listing as a webpage (rich with links) // as a pdf (perfect for printing)
En français: Voir la liste 2009/10 sur une page web (avec liens vers les distributions, dates de représentations, etc) // en document pdf (peut être imprimé)
In this years listing, we have added text boxes to highlight interesting observations, noteworthy works or anniversaries and themes: the MITO Settembre Musica festival, adaptions of Shakespeare and Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Elliot Carter's centenary, operas based on non-western sources, operas inspired by art works.
View the 2008/09 listing as a webpage (390Kb)
(The earlier pdf (207Kb) is now out-of-date)
Sixty new works are receiving their world premieres in the 2007/08 season, but the season also includes the first public stagings of works composed in 1820 (Felix Mendelssohn), in 1908-9 (Karol Szymanowski), and in 1939-43 (Walter Braunfels) and performances of the first western-style operas from Australia (Isaac Nathan, 1847), from Japan (Yamada Kosaku, 1940), and from western Africa (Zé Manel, 2007).
View the 2007/08 listing as a webpage (of 157Kb), as a Word document (of 376Kb).