Statistiche 2013/14 
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Statistiche : 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: Germania (7565 performances)
    Cities with the most opera: Berlin (581 performances)
PaesiTop
deGermania  7565 (81.758m)
ruRussia  1920 (141.927m)
usStati Uniti  1811 (308.746m)
itItalia  1268 (60.419m)
frFrancia  1266 (65.822m)
atAustria  1252 (8.356m)
ukRegno Unito  1127 (62.042m)
czRepubblica Ceca  934 (10.675m)
chSvizzera  747 (7.786m)
10 esSpagna  654 (46.030m)
11 plPolonia  645 (38.192m)
12 huUngheria  614 (9.942m)
13 uaUcraina  522 (44.854m)
14 seSvezia  369 (9.354m)
15 bgBulgaria  323 (7.577m)
16 roRomania  302 (21.959m)
17 auAustralia  268 (22.560m)
18 skSlovacchia  267 (5.430m)
19 dkDanimarca  250 (5.558m)
20 beBelgio  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.
Paesi, pro capiteTop
atAustria149.8 (1252 /8.356m)
eeEstonia97.8 (131 /1.340m)
chSvizzera95.9 (747 /7.786m)
deGermania92.5 (7565 /81.758m)
czRepubblica Ceca87.5 (934 /10.675m)
huUngheria61.8 (614 /9.942m)
siSlovenia60.5 (124 /2.049m)
ltLituania53.3 (173 /3.244m)
skSlovacchia49.2 (267 /5.430m)
10 dkDanimarca45.0 (250 /5.558m)
11 bgBulgaria42.6 (323 /7.577m)
12 luLussemburgo41.8 (21 /0.502m)
13 lvLettonia40.1 (89 /2.218m)
14 seSvezia39.4 (369 /9.354m)
15 noNorvegia36.0 (178 /4.938m)
16 hrCroazia35.9 (161 /4.486m)
17 fiFinlandia30.5 (164 /5.375m)
18 beBelgio22.7 (246 /10.828m)
19 itItalia21.0 (1268 /60.419m)
20 frFrancia19.2 (1266 /65.822m)
The number of performances per million citizens. In brackets, the total number of performances and the population in millions.

CittàTop
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.

CompositoriTop
1it (#1)Verdi3009 (29 Opere)
2it (#2)Puccini2062 (12 Opere)
3at (#1)Mozart2012 (28 Opere)
4de (#1)Wagner,Richard1131 (18 Opere)
5it (#3)Rossini960 (39 Opere)
6it (#4)Donizetti896 (32 Opere)
7fr (#1)Bizet623 (4 Opere)
8de (#2)Strauss,R490 (14 Opere)
9ru (#1)Tchaikovsky,P476 (7 Opere)
10uk (#1)Handel461 (54 Opere)
11at (#2)Strauss,J418 (10 Opere)
12fr (#2)Offenbach349 (27 Opere)
13uk (#2)Britten344 (21 Opere)
14hu (#1)Lehár266 (13 Opere)
15de (#3)Humperdinck263 (3 Opere)
16it (#5)Bellini242 (8 Opere)
17it (#6)Leoncavallo220 (4 Opere)
18 E (#1)Kálmán212 (7 Opere)
19fr (#3)Massenet205 (13 Opere)
20fr (#4)Gounod202 (5 Opere)
21cz (#1)Janáček199 (10 Opere)
22it (#7)Mascagni183 (8 Opere)
23de (#4)Gluck155 (13 Opere)
24ru (#2)Rimsky-Korsakov147 (11 Opere)
25de (#5)Weill143 (18 Opere)
26fr (#5)Poulenc139 (9 Opere)
27uk (#3)Purcell131 (7 Opere)
28cz (#2)Dvořák,A125 (7 Opere)
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.

Compositori viventiTop
1us (#1)Glass68 (17 Opere)
2us (#2)Heggie28 (9 Opere)
3us (#3)Adams27 (7 Opere)
4de (#1)Lund24 (2 Opere)
5uk (#1)Davies,PM23 (6 Opere)
6de (#2)Rihm22 (7 Opere)
7hu (#1)Eötvös21 (10 Opere)
8fr (#1)Dusapin18 (4 Opere)
9de (#3)Glanert18 (8 Opere)
10it (#1)Sciarrino17 (8 Opere)
11uk (#2)Dove15 (6 Opere)
12uk (#3)Benjamin,G15 (2 Opere)
13us (#4)Floyd14 (4 Opere)
14ru (#1)Shchedrin13 (6 Opere)
15de (#4)Reimann13 (4 Opere)
16uk (#4)Birtwistle13 (7 Opere)
17jp (#1)Hosokawa13 (3 Opere)
18pl (#1)Penderecki12 (3 Opere)
19uk (#5)Adès12 (2 Opere)
20fi (#1)Saariaho11 (3 Opere)
21de (#5)Schwemmer11 (2 Opere)
22de (#6)Jost11 (6 Opere)
23nl (#1)van der Aa10 (3 Opere)
24fr (#2)Strasnoy10 (5 Opere)
25us (#5)Waits(2 Opere)
26de (#7)Goebbels(5 Opere)
27at (#1)Mitterer(4 Opere)
28uk (#6)Turnage(3 Opere)
29ar (#1)Golijov(2 Opere)
30de (#8)Vollmer(3 Opere)
31at (#2)Naske(4 Opere)
32de (#9)Streul(3 Opere)
33hu (#2)Vajda(3 Opere)
34it (#2)Francesconi(1 Opere)
35us (#6)Gordon,R(6 Opere)
36us (#7)Adamo(3 Opere)
37de (#10)Lange(3 Opere)
38pl (#2)Krauze(3 Opere)
39de (#11)Zimmermann,U(1 Opere)
40uk (#7)Nyman(3 Opere)
41us (#8)Pasatieri(7 Opere)
42gr (#1)Aperghis(5 Opere)
43uk (#8)Knussen(1 Opere)
44uk (#9)Weir(3 Opere)
45cz (#1)Březina(2 Opere)
46us (#9)Previn(1 Opere)
47be (#1)Boesmans(3 Opere)
48ru (#2)Banevich(3 Opere)
49ie (#1)Barry(2 Opere)
50it (#3)Battistelli(4 Opere)
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. 
 
OpereTop
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