Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Joe Green Wins By Landslide

If you are one of those geeky types who likes tables, charts and numbers, then the website Bachtrack is for you. They recently ran a query to find the "composers with most opera performances" and "most performed operas" for 2010 and the results may (or may not) surprise you. Check it out after the jump.





Composers with most opera performances (worldwide):
1) Verdi              824
2) Mozart            771
3) Puccini            681
4) Wagner           273
5) Rossini            259
6) R.Strauss         246
7) Donizetti         240
8) Bizet                226
9) Britten             129
10) Tchaikovsky 111


Most performed operas (worldwide):
1) La Bohème (Puccini)                243
2) Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)    238
3) Carmen (Bizet)                         212
4) Tosca (Puccini)                         211
5) La Traviata (Verdi)                   200
6) Don Giovanni (Mozart)            156
7) Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)          137
8) Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) 124
9) Madama Butterfly (Puccini)      112
10) Rigoletto (Verdi)                     102


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