Opera statistics 2014/15 
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Statistics : 2014/15 2013/14 2012/13 2011/12 2009/10

CountriesTop
deGermany  7386 (81.758m)
usUnited States  1724 (308.746m)
ruRussia  1675 (141.927m)
itItaly  1349 (60.419m)
atAustria  1225 (8.356m)
frFrance  1213 (65.822m)
ukUnited Kingdom  1129 (62.042m)
czCzech Republic  767 (10.675m)
chSwitzerland  742 (7.786m)
10 plPoland  690 (38.192m)
11 huHungary  643 (9.942m)
12 esSpain  527 (46.030m)
13 seSweden  469 (9.354m)
14 bgBulgaria  308 (7.577m)
15 uaUkraine  305 (44.854m)
16 beBelgium  271 (10.828m)
17 auAustralia  261 (22.560m)
18 roRomania  253 (21.959m)
19 dkDenmark  227 (5.558m)
20 noNorway  210 (4.938m)
Total number of performances by country, for the 2014/15 season. In brackets, the national populations in millions.
Countries, per capitaTop
atAustria146.6 (1225 /8.356m)
eeEstonia97.0 (130 /1.340m)
chSwitzerland95.3 (742 /7.786m)
deGermany90.3 (7386 /81.758m)
czCzech Republic71.9 (767 /10.675m)
huHungary64.7 (643 /9.942m)
siSlovenia58.6 (120 /2.049m)
ltLithuania53.3 (173 /3.244m)
seSweden50.1 (469 /9.354m)
10 noNorway42.5 (210 /4.938m)
11 dkDenmark40.8 (227 /5.558m)
12 bgBulgaria40.6 (308 /7.577m)
13 lvLatvia40.1 (89 /2.218m)
14 skSlovakia37.2 (202 /5.430m)
15 luLuxembourg31.9 (16 /0.502m)
16 fiFinland25.9 (139 /5.375m)
17 hrCroatia25.9 (116 /4.486m)
18 beBelgium25.0 (271 /10.828m)
19 itItaly22.3 (1349 /60.419m)
20 frFrance18.4 (1213 /65.822m)
The number of performances per million citizens. In brackets, the total number of performances and the population in millions.

CitiesTop
1ru (#1)Moscow  586  (10.56m)
2at (#1)Wien  512  (2.00m)
3de (#1)Berlin  498  (3.44m)
4ru (#2)St Petersburg  494  (4.88m)
5uk (#1)London  490  (8.28m)
6hu (#1)Budapest  410  (2.52m)
7fr (#1)Paris  336  (10.20m)
8de (#2)Hamburg  324  (1.77m)
9us (#1)New York  322  (18.22m)
10cz (#1)Praha  321  (1.25m)
11de (#3)Dresden  272  (0.78m)
12de (#4)München  264  (2.61m)
13ch (#1)Zurich  223  (0.37m)
14de (#5)Frankfurt  211  (2.29m)
15se (#1)Stockholm  201  (1.25m)
16es (#1)Madrid  190  (3.26m)
17de (#6)Mannheim  175  (0.32m)
18de (#7)Stuttgart  172  (1.80m)
19de (#8)Köln  164  (1.00m)
20au (#1)Sydney  153  (3.64m)
The number of performances in each city, in the 2014/15 season. The figure given in brackets is the urban population in millions.

ComposersTop
1it (#1)Verdi3081 (28 Operas)
2it (#2)Puccini2106 (13 Operas)
3at (#1)Mozart1976 (27 Operas)
4de (#1)Wagner,Richard1118 (18 Operas)
5it (#3)Rossini977 (39 Operas)
6it (#4)Donizetti896 (33 Operas)
7fr (#1)Bizet633 (5 Operas)
8ru (#1)Tchaikovsky,P503 (7 Operas)
9de (#2)Strauss,R465 (16 Operas)
10at (#2)Strauss,J438 (11 Operas)
11uk (#1)Handel421 (53 Operas)
12fr (#2)Offenbach341 (30 Operas)
13uk (#2)Britten321 (21 Operas)
14hu (#1)Lehár279 (11 Operas)
15de (#3)Humperdinck270 (3 Operas)
16 E (#1)Kálmán243 (8 Operas)
17it (#5)Bellini231 (8 Operas)
18it (#6)Leoncavallo216 (5 Operas)
19cz (#1)Janáček206 (10 Operas)
20fr (#3)Gounod194 (6 Operas)
21fr (#4)Massenet194 (13 Operas)
22it (#7)Mascagni192 (8 Operas)
23de (#4)Gluck164 (14 Operas)
24ru (#2)Rimsky-Korsakov156 (11 Operas)
25uk (#3)Purcell131 (7 Operas)
26ru (#3)Musorgsky131 (6 Operas)
27fr (#5)Poulenc131 (5 Operas)
28de (#5)Weill129 (17 Operas)
Composer and opera tables are based on counts of performance runs over the five seasons from 2010/11 to 2014/15, ie how many times a work was programmed not the number of performances.

Living composersTop
1us (#1)Glass68 (18 Operas)
2us (#2)Adams29 (7 Operas)
3us (#3)Heggie29 (7 Operas)
4de (#1)Lund24 (2 Operas)
5uk (#1)Davies,PM21 (6 Operas)
6de (#2)Rihm20 (5 Operas)
7de (#3)Glanert20 (8 Operas)
8uk (#2)Dove18 (7 Operas)
9us (#4)Floyd17 (5 Operas)
10ru (#1)Shchedrin17 (7 Operas)
11it (#1)Sciarrino17 (8 Operas)
12hu (#1)Eötvös16 (10 Operas)
13uk (#3)Benjamin,G16 (2 Operas)
14uk (#4)Birtwistle15 (8 Operas)
15fr (#1)Dusapin15 (6 Operas)
16jp (#1)Hosokawa15 (3 Operas)
17pl (#1)Penderecki12 (3 Operas)
18fi (#1)Saariaho12 (4 Operas)
19uk (#5)Turnage11 (3 Operas)
20de (#4)Reimann10 (4 Operas)
21it (#2)Francesconi10 (1 Operas)
22de (#5)Jost10 (5 Operas)
23de (#6)Lange10 (3 Operas)
24uk (#6)Adès10 (2 Operas)
25ru (#2)Banevich(4 Operas)
26de (#7)Goebbels(5 Operas)
27it (#3)Tutino(4 Operas)
28us (#5)Gordon,R(7 Operas)
29at (#1)Mitterer(4 Operas)
30it (#4)Valtinoni(2 Operas)
31ar (#1)Golijov(2 Operas)
32de (#8)Schwemmer(2 Operas)
33de (#9)Vollmer(3 Operas)
34fr (#2)Strasnoy(4 Operas)
35us (#6)Puts(2 Operas)
36pl (#2)Krauze(3 Operas)
37mx (#1)Martinez(2 Operas)
38hu (#2)Vajda(3 Operas)
39at (#2)Naske(4 Operas)
40us (#7)Previn(1 Operas)
41de (#10)Streul(3 Operas)
42at (#3)Haas,Georg(4 Operas)
43de (#11)Zimmermann,U(1 Operas)
44at (#4)Gruber(3 Operas)
45us (#8)Pasatieri(6 Operas)
46fr (#3)Levinas(2 Operas)
47ie (#1)Barry(2 Operas)
48uk (#7)Knussen(1 Operas)
49it (#5)Battistelli(5 Operas)
50uk (#8)Weir(3 Operas)
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. 
 
OperasTop
1it (#1)Verdi (#1)La traviata (704)
2fr (#1)Bizet (#1)Carmen (551)
3it (#2)Puccini (#1)La bohème (523)
4it (#3)Puccini (#2)Tosca (507)
5it (#4)Puccini (#3)Madama Butterfly (485)
6it (#5)Rossini (#1)Il barbiere di Siviglia (471)
7at (#1)Mozart (#1)Die Zauberflöte (464)
8it (#6)Verdi (#2)Rigoletto (441)
9at (#2)Mozart (#2)Le nozze di Figaro (406)
10at (#3)Mozart (#3)Don Giovanni (391)
11at (#4)Strauss,J (#1)Die Fledermaus (336)
12it (#7)Verdi (#3)Aida (314)
13it (#8)Donizetti (#1)L'elisir d'amore (308)
14ru (#1)Tchaikovsky,P (#1)Eugene Onegin (279)
15it (#9)Verdi (#4)Nabucco (268)
16de (#1)Humperdinck (#1)Hänsel und Gretel (266)
17at (#5)Mozart (#4)Così fan tutte (265)
18it (#10)Verdi (#5)Il trovatore (239)
19it (#11)Puccini (#4)Turandot (219)
20it (#12)Leoncavallo (#1)Pagliacci (212)
21it (#13)Donizetti (#2)Lucia di Lammermoor (199)
22it (#14)Verdi (#6)Otello (192)
23hu (#1)Lehár (#1)Die lustige Witwe (191)
24de (#2)Wagner,Richard (#1)Der fliegende Holländer (178)
25it (#15)Verdi (#7)Un ballo in maschera (175)
26it (#16)Mascagni (#1)Cavalleria rusticana (173)
27it (#17)Rossini (#2)La cenerentola (150)
28at (#6)Mozart (#5)Die Entführung (145)
29 E (#1)Kálmán (#1)Die Csárdásfürstin (142)
30it (#18)Verdi (#8)Macbeth (137)
31it (#19)Verdi (#9)Falstaff (137)
32fr (#2)Offenbach (#1)Les contes d'Hoffmann (131)
33it (#20)Donizetti (#3)Don Pasquale (123)
34it (#21)Verdi (#10)Don Carlos (120)
35de (#3)Wagner,Richard (#2)Tristan und Isolde (120)
36de (#4)Wagner,Richard (#3)Die Walküre (120)
37de (#5)Wagner,Richard (#4)Das Rheingold (118)
38it (#22)Puccini (#5)Gianni Schicchi (114)
39fr (#3)Gounod (#1)Faust (112)
40cz (#1)Dvořák,A (#1)Rusalka (107)
41de (#6)Wagner,Richard (#5)Parsifal (106)
42de (#7)Beethoven (#1)Fidelio (105)
43de (#8)Strauss,R (#1)Salome (104)
44ru (#2)Tchaikovsky,P (#2)Pikovaya Dama (100)
45de (#9)Wagner,Richard (#6)Siegfried (100)
46ru (#3)Musorgsky (#1)Boris Godunov (97)
47de (#10)Strauss,R (#2)Der Rosenkavalier (96)
48de (#11)Wagner,Richard (#7)Tannhäuser (94)
49it (#23)Bellini (#1)Norma (94)
50de (#12)Wagner,Richard (#8)Lohengrin (93)

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