What Are the Most Popular Operas?


These operas are being performed by the most companies in our 125 cities in 2010-11:

"La Traviata" - 12
"Madama Butterfly" - 12
"La Boheme" - 11
"The Marriage of Figaro" - 10
"Tosca" - 9
"Rigoletto" - 8
"The Magic Flute" - 8
"Don Giovanni" - 7
"Pagliacci" - 7
"The Barber of Seville" - 6
"Carmen" - 6
"Lucia di Lammermoor" - 7
"Turandot" - 6
"Hansel and Gretel" - 5
"Porgy and Bess" - 5

Many opera companies now present an operetta or musical comedy every season. This year, companies in our 125 cities are presenting "The Mikado" (5), "The Pirates of Penzance" (5), "HMS Pinafore" (3), "Candide" (3), "The Merry Widow" (4), "A Little Night Music," "The Fantasticks," "South Pacific," "A Light in the Piazza," "Little Women," and "The Threepenny Opera."