Statistiky 2009/10 
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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 2005/6 to 2009/10
    Works from 1010 different composers were played, of whom 500 are living
    A total of 2170 different works were given, including 300 world premieres over the 5 seasons

  • The 2009/10 season
    Over 21100 performances
    The most operatic countries: Německo (7266 performances)
    Cities with the most opera: Wien (616 performances)
ZeměTop
Total number of performances by country, for the 2009/10 season.
In brackets, the national populations in millions.
NB: figures for countries outside western Europe and North America (particularly Russia) will be too low, as it was difficult to get accurate and complete information for them [See a later year].As Operabase collected about 21,000 performances in this season, Germany is mounting about 30% of all opera performances globally.
deNěmecko  7266 (81.758m)
usSpojené státy americké  1877 (308.746m)
atRakousko  1337 (8.356m)
frFrancie  1232 (65.822m)
itItálie  1204 (60.419m)
ukVelká Británie  1127 (62.042m)
chŠvýcarsko  782 (7.786m)
ruRusko  674 (141.927m)
plPolsko  652 (38.192m)
10 esŠpanělsko  640 (46.030m)
11 czČeská republika  563 (10.675m)
12 seŠvédsko  433 (9.354m)
13 huMaďarsko  377 (9.942m)
14 auAustrálie  333 (22.560m)
15 beBelgie  282 (10.828m)
16 nlNizozemí  253 (16.648m)
17 caKanada  218 (34.352m)
18 dkDánsko  217 (5.558m)
19 skSlovensko  210 (5.430m)
20 fiFinsko  176 (5.375m)
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The number of performances per million citizens.
In brackets, the total number of performances and the population in millions.
The size of Austria's lead is quite remarkable.  Interestingly, Austria would have led this table (and Vienna that of the cities) even before the Theater an der Wien was added as the city's fourth opera house in January 2006.
mxMexiko0.0 (4 /115.297m)
atRakousko160.0 (1337 /8.356m)
chŠvýcarsko100.4 (782 /7.786m)
eeEstónsko98.5 (132 /1.340m)
deNěmecko88.9 (7266 /81.758m)
czČeská republika52.7 (563 /10.675m)
seŠvédsko46.3 (433 /9.354m)
dkDánsko39.0 (217 /5.558m)
skSlovensko38.7 (210 /5.430m)
10 siSlovinsko38.1 (78 /2.049m)
11 huMaďarsko37.9 (377 /9.942m)
12 lvLotyšsko37.9 (84 /2.218m)
13 fiFinsko32.7 (176 /5.375m)
14 noNorsko29.0 (143 /4.938m)
15 beBelgie26.0 (282 /10.828m)
16 luLucembursko23.9 (12 /0.502m)
17 ltLitva20.0 (65 /3.244m)
18 itItálie19.9 (1204 /60.419m)
19 frFrancie18.7 (1232 /65.822m)
20 bgBulharsko18.3 (139 /7.577m)
MěstechTop
The number of performances in each city, in the 2009/10 season.
The figure given in brackets is the urban population in millions. Measured by the number of opera performances in the 2009/10 season, the most operatic cities were Wien (with 617 performances), Berlin, London, Moscow, and Hamburg (in position 5), followed by New York, Paris and Prague.

Of the top 100 most operatic cities,

  • no fewer than 47(!) are in Germany
  • 7 in Austria
  • 5 each in Switzerland and in Poland
  • 4 in Italy
  • 3 in the US, in the Czech Republic and in Russia
  • 2 in France, in Spain, in the UK and in Australia

1at (#1)Wien  616  (2.00m)
2de (#1)Berlin  504  (3.44m)
3uk (#1)London  497  (8.28m)
4ru (#1)Moscow  430  (10.56m)
5de (#2)Hamburg  360  (1.77m)
6us (#1)New York  359  (18.22m)
7fr (#1)Paris  342  (10.20m)
8cz (#1)Praha  334  (1.25m)
9de (#3)Dresden  309  (0.78m)
10de (#4)München  295  (2.61m)
11hu (#1)Budapest  262  (2.52m)
12ch (#1)Zurich  259  (0.37m)
13se (#1)Stockholm  220  (1.25m)
14de (#5)Frankfurt  211  (2.29m)
15es (#1)Madrid  195  (3.26m)
16de (#6)Stuttgart  175  (1.80m)
17de (#7)Köln  171  (1.00m)
18dk (#1)København  162  (1.18m)
19pl (#1)Wroclaw  160  (0.63m)
20de (#8)Leipzig  158  (1.00m)

SkladateleTop
Composers ranked by the number of performances of their operas over the five seasons 2005/06 to 2009/10After the first three (Verdi, Mozart, Puccini), who dominate the listings, there's a gap to the next three (Wagner, Rossini, Donizetti).

Good news for Benjamin Britten: at position 13, he is the highest ranked composer born in the 20th century even before the celebrations of the centenary of his birth in 2013.

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