Statistik 2015/16 
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Statistik : 2015/16 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2009/10

Key figures at-a-glance:

  • Operabase
    400.000 performances on file since 1996;
    Seasons of 900+ opera companies, around 25,000 performances each year

  • The five seasons 2011/12 to 2015/16
    Works from 1281 different composers were played, of whom more than half (664) are living
    A total of 2662 different works were given, including 543 world premieres over the 5 seasons

  • The 2015/16 season
    Over 22700 performances
    The most operatic countries: Tyskland (6795 performances)
    Cities with the most opera: Moscow (582 performances)
LandeTop
Total number of performances by country, for the 2015/16 season.
In brackets, the national populations in millions.
deTyskland  6795 (81.758m)
usUSA  1657 (308.746m)
ruRusland  1490 (141.927m)
itItalien  1393 (60.419m)
atØstrig  1163 (8.356m)
frFrankrig  1020 (65.822m)
ukStorbritannien  989 (62.042m)
czTjekkiet  818 (10.675m)
chSchweiz  652 (7.786m)
10 plPolen  638 (38.192m)
11 huUngarn  521 (9.942m)
12 esSpanien  488 (46.030m)
13 seSverige  404 (9.354m)
14 auAustralien  275 (22.560m)
15 uaUkraine  233 (44.854m)
16 beBelgien  231 (10.828m)
17 nlHolland  224 (16.648m)
18 dkDanmark  219 (5.558m)
19 skSlovakiet  207 (5.430m)
20 roRumænien  206 (21.959m)
Lande, pr. indbyggerTop
The number of performances per million citizens.
In brackets, the total number of performances and the population in millions.
atØstrig139.2 (1163 /8.356m)
chSchweiz83.7 (652 /7.786m)
deTyskland83.1 (6795 /81.758m)
czTjekkiet76.6 (818 /10.675m)
eeEstland70.9 (95 /1.340m)
siSlovenien55.6 (114 /2.049m)
huUngarn52.4 (521 /9.942m)
seSverige43.2 (404 /9.354m)
lvLetland42.8 (95 /2.218m)
10 dkDanmark39.4 (219 /5.558m)
11 skSlovakiet38.1 (207 /5.430m)
12 ltLitauen35.5 (115 /3.244m)
13 noNorge32.4 (160 /4.938m)
14 bgBulgarien26.3 (199 /7.577m)
15 luLuxembourg23.9 (12 /0.502m)
16 hrKroatien23.6 (106 /4.486m)
17 itItalien23.1 (1393 /60.419m)
18 beBelgien21.3 (231 /10.828m)
19 fiFinland17.1 (92 /5.375m)
20 plPolen16.7 (638 /38.192m)
ByerTop
The number of performances in each city, in the 2015/16 season.
The figure given in brackets is the urban population in millions.
1ru (#1)Moscow  582  (10.56m)
2at (#1)Wien  535  (2.00m)
3de (#1)Berlin  527  (3.44m)
4uk (#1)London  427  (8.28m)
5ru (#2)St Petersburg  422  (4.88m)
6hu (#1)Budapest  400  (2.52m)
7cz (#1)Praha  357  (1.25m)
8de (#2)Hamburg  297  (1.77m)
9us (#1)New York  284  (18.22m)
10de (#3)Dresden  261  (0.78m)
11fr (#1)Paris  245  (10.20m)
12de (#4)München  224  (2.61m)
13se (#1)Stockholm  205  (1.25m)
14ch (#1)Zurich  201  (0.37m)
15de (#5)Frankfurt  193  (2.29m)
16de (#6)Stuttgart  165  (1.80m)
17au (#1)Sydney  161  (3.64m)
18dk (#1)København  154  (1.18m)
19de (#7)Hannover  149  (0.53m)
20es (#1)Madrid  148  (3.26m)

KomponisterTop
Composers ranked by the number of performances of their operas over the five seasons 2011/12 to 2015/16
  • These five seasons included works from 1281 different composers.
  • The top of the list is dominated by Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, each with over 2000 performance runs.
    Globally, one opera performance in three is by one of these composers
  • A second trio of Rossini, Wagner, Donizetti each has over 1000 runs.
  • Richard Strauss, at position 10, is the highest ranked composer of works premiered in the 20th century.
  • Benjamin Britten, at position 16, is the highest ranked composer born in the 20th century.
  • The first 40 places are all DWEMs, Dead White European Males.
  • Philip Glass, at position 41, is the highest ranked living composer, and the first American native
  • Elisabeth Naske is the highest ranked female composer, at position 108
11it (#1)Verdi 16265(3728)
22at (#1)Mozart 11876(2480)
33it (#2)Puccini 11494(2597)
44it (#3)Rossini 5070(1197)
55de (#1)Wagner,R 4456(1219)
66it (#4)Donizetti 4393(1103)
77fr (#1)Bizet 3710(807)
88at (#2)Strauss,J 2934(526)
99ru (#1)Tchaikovsky,P 2541(616)
1010de (#2)Strauss,R 2302(499)
1111fr (#2)Offenbach 2143(468)
1212uk (#1)Handel 2015(563)
1313hu (#1)Lehar 1989(348)
1414hu (#2)Kalman,E 1761(318)
1515de (#3)Humperdinck 1658(305)
1616uk (#2)Britten 1550(408)
1717cz (#1)Janacek 1222(273)
1818it (#5)Bellini 1188(289)
1919it (#6)Leoncavallo 1037(259)
2020fr (#3)Massenet 966(225)
2121fr (#4)Gounod 906(246)
2222de (#4)Gluck 856(206)
2323it (#7)Mascagni 824(235)
2424cz (#2)Dvorak,A 804(135)
2525de (#5)Weill 676(148)
2626ru (#2)Rimsky-Korsakov 654(190)
2727de (#6)Beethoven 627(153)
2828uk (#3)Purcell 592(161)
2929cz (#3)Smetana 571(106)
3030it (#8)Monteverdi 555(149)
3131fr (#5)Poulenc 552(149)
3232ru (#3)Musorgsky 538(143)
3333de (#7)Weber 526(90)
3434at (#3)Benatzky 516(69)
3535ru (#4)Stravinsky 513(129)
3636fr (#6)Berlioz 448(107)
3737ru (#5)Prokofiev 429(109)
3838de (#8)Orff 341(93)
3939hu (#3)Abraham 340(47)
4040ru (#6)Shostakovich 339(76)
4141us (#1)Glass [*]326(80)
4242de (#9)Lortzing 312(58)

Komponister: 42 (Produktioner: 21107, Forestillinger: 92815)
[*] : Nulevende komponister (1)
Nulevende komponisterTop
Living composers ranked by the number of performances of their operas over the five seasons 2011/12 to 2015/16
  • 664 living composers have had at least one opera performed in the last five seasons,
    which means that more than half of our 1281 composers are alive now.
  • The US continues to dominate the top of the table, with three Americans in the top five.
411us (#1)Glass [*]326(80)
722us (#2)Heggie [*]142(36)
733de (#1)Lund [*]141(24)
764uk (#1)Dove [*]128(28)
80=5us (#3)Adams [*]120(30)
956uk (#2)Ades [*]92(20)
95=7de (#2)Lange [*]92(15)
95=8ru (#1)Banevich [*]92(11)
1019de (#3)Rihm [*]89(19)
10410it (#1)Sciarrino [*]86(25)
10811at (#1)Naske [*][f]84(7)
10912us (#4)Floyd [*]82(19)
11213at (#2)Mitterer [*]78(12)
11414uk (#3)Benjamin,G [*]77(20)
114=15us (#5)Waits [*]77(6)
11616de (#4)Glanert [*]76(16)
11917uk (#4)Davies,PM [*]70(22)
121=18de (#5)Vollmer [*]68(10)
125=19 (#6)Bruce,D [*]63(10)
127=20hu (#1)Eotvos [*]62(20)
127=21tr (#1)Ada [*]62(11)
130=22de (#6)Tarkmann [*]60(5)
13423de (#7)Jost [*]58(9)
13524de (#8)Schwemmer [*]57(7)
135=25cz (#1)Ivanovic [*]57(6)
13726uk (#5)Birtwistle [*]56(18)
14227pl (#1)Penderecki [*]55(13)
14528fr (#1)Wagner,Reinhardt [*]52(2)
146=29uk (#6)Turnage [*]50(11)
149=30jp (#1)Hosokawa [*]49(13)
149=31de (#9)Reimann [*]49(9)
149=32de (#10)Ramdohr [*]49(5)
15733ru (#2)Shchedrin [*]48(21)
15834fr (#2)Dusapin [*]47(16)
163=35us (#7)Previn [*]46(13)
16736it (#2)Valtinoni [*]45(7)
168=37uk (#7)Knussen [*]44(11)
168=38uk (#8)Philips [*]44(7)
17439fi (#1)Saariaho [*][f]43(10)
177=40de (#11)Goebbels [*]42(8)

Komponister: 40 (Produktioner: 632, Forestillinger: 3058)
[f] : Female composers (2)

OperaerTop
11it (#1)Verdi (#1) La traviata 4190(869)
22at (#1)Mozart (#1) Die Zauberflote 3310(561)
33fr (#1)Bizet (#1) Carmen 3280(691)
44it (#2)Puccini (#1) La boheme 3131(672)
55it (#3)Puccini (#2) Tosca 2694(608)
66it (#4)Puccini (#3) Madama Butterfly 2641(634)
77it (#5)Rossini (#1) Il barbiere di Siviglia 2549(591)
88at (#2)Mozart (#2) Le nozze di Figaro 2483(545)
99at (#3)Mozart (#3) Don Giovanni 2299(473)
1010it (#6)Verdi (#2) Rigoletto 2285(523)
1111at (#4)Strauss,J (#1) Die Fledermaus 2207(393)
1212it (#7)Verdi (#3) Aida 1639(392)
1313de (#1)Humperdinck (#1) Hansel und Gretel [c]1629(299)
1414it (#8)Donizetti (#1) L'elisir d'amore 1574(378)
1515at (#5)Mozart (#4) Cosi fan tutte 1538(364)
1616ru (#1)Tchaikovsky,P (#1) Eugene Onegin 1522(347)
1717it (#9)Verdi (#4) Nabucco 1280(314)
1818it (#10)Puccini (#4) Turandot 1225(255)
1919hu (#1)Lehar (#1) Die lustige Witwe 1202(223)
2020it (#11)Verdi (#5) Il trovatore 1053(285)
2121it (#12)Leoncavallo (#1) Pagliacci 1012(252)
2222hu (#2)Kalman,E (#1) Die Csardasfurstin 1007(177)
2323it (#13)Verdi (#6) Otello 985(224)
2424de (#2)Wagner,R (#1) Der fliegende Hollander 957(216)
2525it (#14)Verdi (#7) Un ballo in maschera 931(210)
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 ┃ Ranking in this filtered list
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Operaer: 25 (Produktioner: 10496, Forestillinger: 48623)
[c] : Works for children/youths (1)

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