Statistik 2013/14 
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Statistik : 2013/14 2012/13 2009/10

Key figures at-a-glance:

  • Operabase
    365.000 performances on file since 1996;
    Seasons of 900+ opera companies

  • The five seasons 2009/10 to 2013/14
    Works from 1249 different composers were played, of whom more than half (670) are living
    A total of 2565 different works were given, including over 300 world premieres

  • The 2013/14 season
    Over 26000 performances
    The most operatic countries: Deutschland (7565 performances)
    Cities with the most opera: Berlin (581 performances)
LänderTop
deDeutschland  7565 (81.758m)
ruRussland  1920 (141.927m)
usVereinigte Staaten  1811 (308.746m)
itItalien  1268 (60.419m)
frFrankreich  1266 (65.822m)
atÖsterreich  1252 (8.356m)
ukVereinigtes Königreich  1127 (62.042m)
czTschechische Republik  934 (10.675m)
chSchweiz  747 (7.786m)
10 esSpanien  654 (46.030m)
11 plPolen  645 (38.192m)
12 huUngarn  614 (9.942m)
13 uaUkraine  522 (44.854m)
14 seSchweden  369 (9.354m)
15 bgBulgarien  323 (7.577m)
16 roRumänien  302 (21.959m)
17 auAustralien  268 (22.560m)
18 skSlowakei  267 (5.430m)
19 dkDänemark  250 (5.558m)
20 beBelgien  246 (10.828m)
Total number of performances by country, for the 2013/14 season. In brackets, the national populations in millions.
The one big change compared with our previous years' statistics is the rise of Russia, which is due to better collection rather than an actual increase in the number of performances.

Germany easily maintains its dominant position, but Russia overtakes the USA to move into second place.
Länder, pro KopfTop
atÖsterreich149.8 (1252 /8.356m)
eeEstland97.8 (131 /1.340m)
chSchweiz95.9 (747 /7.786m)
deDeutschland92.5 (7565 /81.758m)
czTschechische Republik87.5 (934 /10.675m)
huUngarn61.8 (614 /9.942m)
siSlowenien60.5 (124 /2.049m)
ltLitauen53.3 (173 /3.244m)
skSlowakei49.2 (267 /5.430m)
10 dkDänemark45.0 (250 /5.558m)
11 bgBulgarien42.6 (323 /7.577m)
12 luLuxemburg41.8 (21 /0.502m)
13 lvLettland40.1 (89 /2.218m)
14 seSchweden39.4 (369 /9.354m)
15 noNorwegen36.0 (178 /4.938m)
16 hrKroatien35.9 (161 /4.486m)
17 fiFinnland30.5 (164 /5.375m)
18 beBelgien22.7 (246 /10.828m)
19 itItalien21.0 (1268 /60.419m)
20 frFrankreich19.2 (1266 /65.822m)
The number of performances per million citizens. In brackets, the total number of performances and the population in millions.

StädteTop
1de (#1)Berlin  581  (3.44m)
2at (#1)Wien  556  (2.00m)
3ru (#1)Moscow  539  (10.56m)
4uk (#1)London  511  (8.28m)
5ru (#2)St Petersburg  501  (4.88m)
6hu (#1)Budapest  360  (2.52m)
7fr (#1)Paris  352  (10.20m)
8cz (#1)Praha  350  (1.25m)
9us (#1)New York  337  (18.22m)
10de (#2)Hamburg  302  (1.77m)
11de (#3)Dresden  287  (0.78m)
12de (#4)München  287  (2.61m)
13es (#1)Madrid  263  (3.26m)
14ch (#1)Zurich  200  (0.37m)
15se (#1)Stockholm  188  (1.25m)
16de (#5)Frankfurt  186  (2.29m)
17de (#6)Stuttgart  160  (1.80m)
18de (#7)Hannover  156  (0.53m)
19pl (#1)Wroclaw  156  (0.63m)
20sk (#1)Bratislava  151  (0.59m)
The number of performances in each city, in the 2013/14 season. The figure given in brackets is the urban population in millions.
The most operatic city in 2013/14 is Berlin (top also in 2011/12), overtaking Wien (top in 2009/10 and 2012/13. Moscow is third.

KomponistenTop
1it (#1)Verdi3009 (29 Opern)
2it (#2)Puccini2062 (12 Opern)
3at (#1)Mozart2012 (28 Opern)
4de (#1)Wagner,Richard1131 (18 Opern)
5it (#3)Rossini960 (39 Opern)
6it (#4)Donizetti896 (32 Opern)
7fr (#1)Bizet623 (4 Opern)
8de (#2)Strauss,R490 (14 Opern)
9ru (#1)Tchaikovsky,P476 (7 Opern)
10uk (#1)Handel461 (54 Opern)
11at (#2)Strauss,J418 (10 Opern)
12fr (#2)Offenbach349 (27 Opern)
13uk (#2)Britten344 (21 Opern)
14hu (#1)Lehár266 (13 Opern)
15de (#3)Humperdinck263 (3 Opern)
16it (#5)Bellini242 (8 Opern)
17it (#6)Leoncavallo220 (4 Opern)
18 E (#1)Kálmán212 (7 Opern)
19fr (#3)Massenet205 (13 Opern)
20fr (#4)Gounod202 (5 Opern)
21cz (#1)Janáček199 (10 Opern)
22it (#7)Mascagni183 (8 Opern)
23de (#4)Gluck155 (13 Opern)
24ru (#2)Rimsky-Korsakov147 (11 Opern)
25de (#5)Weill143 (18 Opern)
26fr (#5)Poulenc139 (9 Opern)
27uk (#3)Purcell131 (7 Opern)
28cz (#2)Dvořák,A125 (7 Opern)
Composer and opera tables are based on counts of performance runs over the five seasons from 2009/10 to 2013/14, ie how many times a work was programmed not the number of performances.

Lebende KomponistenTop
1us (#1)Glass68 (17 Opern)
2us (#2)Heggie28 (9 Opern)
3us (#3)Adams27 (7 Opern)
4de (#1)Lund24 (2 Opern)
5uk (#1)Davies,PM23 (6 Opern)
6de (#2)Rihm22 (7 Opern)
7hu (#1)Eötvös21 (10 Opern)
8fr (#1)Dusapin18 (4 Opern)
9de (#3)Glanert18 (8 Opern)
10it (#1)Sciarrino17 (8 Opern)
11uk (#2)Dove15 (6 Opern)
12uk (#3)Benjamin,G15 (2 Opern)
13us (#4)Floyd14 (4 Opern)
14ru (#1)Shchedrin13 (6 Opern)
15de (#4)Reimann13 (4 Opern)
16uk (#4)Birtwistle13 (7 Opern)
17jp (#1)Hosokawa13 (3 Opern)
18pl (#1)Penderecki12 (3 Opern)
19uk (#5)Adès12 (2 Opern)
20fi (#1)Saariaho11 (3 Opern)
21de (#5)Schwemmer11 (2 Opern)
22de (#6)Jost11 (6 Opern)
23nl (#1)van der Aa10 (3 Opern)
24fr (#2)Strasnoy10 (5 Opern)
25us (#5)Waits(2 Opern)
26de (#7)Goebbels(5 Opern)
27at (#1)Mitterer(4 Opern)
28uk (#6)Turnage(3 Opern)
29ar (#1)Golijov(2 Opern)
30de (#8)Vollmer(3 Opern)
31at (#2)Naske(4 Opern)
32de (#9)Streul(3 Opern)
33hu (#2)Vajda(3 Opern)
34it (#2)Francesconi(1 Opern)
35us (#6)Gordon,R(6 Opern)
36us (#7)Adamo(3 Opern)
37de (#10)Lange(3 Opern)
38pl (#2)Krauze(3 Opern)
39de (#11)Zimmermann,U(1 Opern)
40uk (#7)Nyman(3 Opern)
41us (#8)Pasatieri(7 Opern)
42gr (#1)Aperghis(5 Opern)
43uk (#8)Knussen(1 Opern)
44uk (#9)Weir(3 Opern)
45cz (#1)Březina(2 Opern)
46us (#9)Previn(1 Opern)
47be (#1)Boesmans(3 Opern)
48ru (#2)Banevich(3 Opern)
49ie (#1)Barry(2 Opern)
50it (#3)Battistelli(4 Opern)
Perhaps the most surprising — yet most welcome — single item of data to come out of these statistics is the proportion of the opera composers who are living. 
 
OpernTop
1it (#1)Verdi (#1)La traviata (659)
2fr (#1)Bizet (#1)Carmen (548)
3it (#2)Puccini (#1)La bohème (522)
4it (#3)Puccini (#2)Tosca (479)
5at (#1)Mozart (#1)Die Zauberflöte (474)
6it (#4)Puccini (#3)Madama Butterfly (462)
7it (#5)Rossini (#1)Il barbiere di Siviglia (453)
8it (#6)Verdi (#2)Rigoletto (445)
9at (#2)Mozart (#2)Le nozze di Figaro (420)
10at (#3)Mozart (#3)Don Giovanni (391)
11at (#4)Strauss,J (#1)Die Fledermaus (317)
12it (#7)Verdi (#3)Aida (304)
13it (#8)Donizetti (#1)L'elisir d'amore (295)
14ru (#1)Tchaikovsky,P (#1)Eugene Onegin (269)
15at (#5)Mozart (#4)Così fan tutte (266)
16it (#9)Verdi (#4)Nabucco (264)
17de (#1)Humperdinck (#1)Hänsel und Gretel (260)
18it (#10)Verdi (#5)Il trovatore (232)
19it (#11)Puccini (#4)Turandot (219)
20it (#12)Leoncavallo (#1)Pagliacci (216)
21it (#13)Donizetti (#2)Lucia di Lammermoor (193)
22it (#14)Verdi (#6)Otello (186)
23hu (#1)Lehár (#1)Die lustige Witwe (177)
24de (#2)Wagner,Richard (#1)Der fliegende Holländer (174)
25it (#15)Mascagni (#1)Cavalleria rusticana (166)
26it (#16)Verdi (#7)Un ballo in maschera (163)
27it (#17)Rossini (#2)La cenerentola (148)
28it (#18)Verdi (#8)Macbeth (147)
29it (#19)Verdi (#9)Falstaff (140)
30at (#6)Mozart (#5)Die Entführung (130)
31 E (#1)Kálmán (#1)Die Csárdásfürstin (126)
32fr (#2)Offenbach (#1)Les contes d'Hoffmann (123)
33de (#3)Wagner,Richard (#2)Das Rheingold (123)
34de (#4)Wagner,Richard (#3)Die Walküre (121)
35fr (#3)Gounod (#1)Faust (117)
36it (#20)Donizetti (#3)Don Pasquale (117)
37de (#5)Strauss,R (#1)Salome (114)
38it (#21)Verdi (#10)Don Carlos (114)
39it (#22)Puccini (#5)Gianni Schicchi (113)
40de (#6)Wagner,Richard (#4)Tristan und Isolde (113)
41de (#7)Wagner,Richard (#5)Parsifal (109)
42cz (#1)Dvořák,A (#1)Rusalka (105)
43de (#8)Wagner,Richard (#6)Siegfried (102)
44it (#23)Bellini (#1)Norma (100)
45ru (#2)Tchaikovsky,P (#2)Pikovaya Dama (98)
46de (#9)Strauss,R (#2)Ariadne auf Naxos (96)
47de (#10)Wagner,Richard (#7)Tannhäuser (96)
48de (#11)Strauss,R (#3)Der Rosenkavalier (95)
49de (#12)Wagner,Richard (#8)Götterdämmerung (95)
50de (#13)Beethoven (#1)Fidelio (95)

Operabase produces an annual New and Rare listing, highlighting about 600 of the more unusual titles in the season. It is available online, at New&Rare