Germany’s Most Popular Operas

Via slipped disc:

From 2014/15 Deutsche Bühnenverein statistics, just released:

1 La Traviata (Verdi)                31 productions, 286 performances

2 Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)     30 productions, 285 performances

3 Carmen (Bizet)                       26 productions, 247 performances

4 Hansel und Gretel (Humperdinck)                   207 performances

Magic Flute and H&G are targeted at children and Christmas audiences. So, no surprises here.

Among more recent works, Peter Grimes (Britten) had 35 performances and The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky) 30.

 

One thought on “Germany’s Most Popular Operas

  1. It’s probably safe to say that hardly any modern German production of Traviata is recognizably set in the place and time that the opera is set.

    Let’s go to google

    Traviata Berlin gives us this lovely image

    http://www.rbb-online.de/content/dam/rbb/rbb/Bilder%20Infoportal——-/2015/2015_12/Presse/Traviata_03.jpg.jpg/size=708×398.jpg

    While Traviata Hamburg give us bumper cars!

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AlGa8v1D7Wc/UkbmIg7qdMI/AAAAAAAAD3E/jys53ED3n-4/s1600/La-Traviata-Hamburg.jpg

    And the magic flute is kind of…. problematic for modern sensibilities so I imagine it gets the regie treatment as well.

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