The Enduring Success of Italian Opera
The Opera has been the most successful Italian art form for more than a century with a growing audience year after year all over the world. Operas sung in Italian continue to be the most represented operas world wide, acclaimed by a growing audience on hundreds of stages across America.
The Opera America Organization reported that during the 2009-2010 season, one hundred twenty-two opera companies presented over a thousand performances to an audience of about 6 million people who attended at least one live or broadcasted opera performance in US and Canada.
The most frequently produced operas in the 2010-2011 season reported by Opera America Organization were:
Puccini's La bohème
Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro
Puccini's Madame Butterfly
Mozart's The Magic Flute
Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment
Verdi's La traviata
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor