Statistik 2011/12 
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Key figures at-a-glance:

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

  • The five seasons 2007/8 to 2011/12
    Works from 1108 different composers were played, of whom more than half (580) are living
    A total of 2350 different works were given, including 300 world premieres over the 5 seasons

  • The 2011/12 season
    Over 21700 performances
    The most operatic countries: Tyskland (7307 performances)
    Cities with the most opera: Berlin (561 performances)
LandeTop
Total number of performances by country, for the 2011/12 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.
deTyskland  7307 (81.758m)
usUSA  1780 (308.746m)
atØstrig  1291 (8.356m)
frFrankrig  1269 (65.822m)
itItalien  1251 (60.419m)
ukStorbritannien  1047 (62.042m)
chSchweiz  701 (7.786m)
seSverige  599 (9.354m)
ruRusland  585 (141.927m)
10 czTjekkiet  523 (10.675m)
11 esSpanien  523 (46.030m)
12 plPolen  483 (38.192m)
13 huUngarn  377 (9.942m)
14 auAustralien  353 (22.560m)
15 beBelgien  262 (10.828m)
16 nlHolland  257 (16.648m)
17 caCanada  236 (34.352m)
18 noNorge  211 (4.938m)
19 skSlovakiet  179 (5.430m)
20 roRumænien  174 (21.959m)
Lande, pr. indbyggerTop
The number of performances per million citizens.
In brackets, the total number of performances and the population in millions.
atØstrig154.5 (1291 /8.356m)
eeEstland100.7 (135 /1.340m)
chSchweiz90.0 (701 /7.786m)
deTyskland89.4 (7307 /81.758m)
seSverige64.0 (599 /9.354m)
czTjekkiet49.0 (523 /10.675m)
noNorge42.7 (211 /4.938m)
huUngarn37.9 (377 /9.942m)
skSlovakiet33.0 (179 /5.430m)
10 fiFinland30.5 (164 /5.375m)
11 luLuxembourg29.9 (15 /0.502m)
12 lvLetland28.9 (64 /2.218m)
13 siSlovenien28.3 (58 /2.049m)
14 dkDanmark27.9 (155 /5.558m)
15 beBelgien24.2 (262 /10.828m)
16 hrKroatien23.2 (104 /4.486m)
17 bgBulgarien21.5 (163 /7.577m)
18 itItalien20.7 (1251 /60.419m)
19 frFrankrig19.3 (1269 /65.822m)
20 ltLitauen18.5 (60 /3.244m)
ByerTop
The number of performances in each city, in the 2011/12 season.
The figure given in brackets is the urban population in millions. Measured by the number of opera performances in the 2011/12 season, the most operatic cities were Berlin (with 594 performances), Wien, London, Paris, and München (in position 5), followed by Prague, New York, and Dresden. 

Since our first set of statistics, Berlin has overtaken Wien to be the city with most opera performances.

Of the top 100 most operatic cities,

  • 45 are in Germany
  • 7 in Austria
  • 6 each in Switzerland and Italy
  • 4 in Poland
  • 3 in the US, and in Russia
  • 2 in the Czech Republic, in Spain, in the UK and in Australia

1de (#1)Berlin  561  (3.44m)
2at (#1)Wien  517  (2.00m)
3uk (#1)London  418  (8.28m)
4fr (#1)Paris  391  (10.20m)
5cz (#1)Praha  368  (1.25m)
6us (#1)New York  353  (18.22m)
7ru (#1)Moscow  352  (10.56m)
8de (#2)München  311  (2.61m)
9de (#3)Hamburg  287  (1.77m)
10de (#4)Dresden  286  (0.78m)
11hu (#1)Budapest  254  (2.52m)
12se (#1)Stockholm  219  (1.25m)
13ch (#1)Zurich  205  (0.37m)
14au (#1)Sydney  201  (3.64m)
15de (#5)Köln  185  (1.00m)
16ru (#2)St Petersburg  179  (4.88m)
17pl (#1)Wroclaw  177  (0.63m)
18de (#6)Frankfurt  175  (2.29m)
19de (#7)Stuttgart  166  (1.80m)
20sk (#1)Bratislava  163  (0.59m)

KomponisterTop
Composers ranked by the number of performances of their operas over the five seasons 2007/08 to 2011/12Compared with our statistics from 2009/10, the order of the composers remains much the same, but there have been big increases in the numbers of performances of works by the composers at the top of the table.  This is possibly due to some companies choosing safer programming due to the global financial situation.  There were also big increases for composers with approaching centenaries: Verdi 3020 productions (up from 2259 in 2009/10), Wagner (1292 up from 920).Can't read stats0712_compperf.csv ... aborting