ranking of opera ballet & danse frequentation in European Countries

by Sonic Solveig

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Culture in Europe : where do people attend most opera, ballet and concerts?

An Eurobarometer about culture in Europe

One of the last survey (November 2013) about culture in Europe is entitled ‘Cultural access and participation‘. It is full of interesting facts and figures ! You can for example read that only 18 % of European respondents said they have seen a ballet, a dance performance or an opera in the last 12 months.

How many times in the last 12 months have you …?

Cultural activites of European citizens

Cultural activites of European citizens

opera/dance culture in Europe: the winner is …

In Europe, the most frequent opera and ballet/dance goers are the Swedes, second are the Luxembourgers and third ex aequo are the French, the Danes and the Estonians.

Top European countries regarding opera, ballet and dance attendance

Top European countries regarding opera, ballet and dance attendance

Indeed, Respondents in Sweden, Luxembourg and France, Denmark as well as Estonia were most likely to have attended a ballet, dance performance or opera, with respectively 34%, 29% and 25 % doing so at least once in the last twelve months. Note that dwellers in the Baltic States are relatively likely to have seen dance or opera :  25% in Estonia but also 24% in Latvia & 23% in Lithuania had been to a ballet, dance performance or opera at  least once in the previous year.

Ranking of Europeans coountries in cultural activities

Ranking of Europeans coountries in cultural activities

On the opposite, only 8% of citizens in Portugal and 9% in Greece and the island of Cyprus had done so 🙁 ! Culture in Europe differs a lot from a country to another !

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About Ramzi SAIDANI:

Ramzi SAIDANI is fond of classic music (abooove all opera) and new technologies. He particularly likes digital, the web, Puccini, Massenet, Domingo, Alagna, Netrebko & Gruberova (Grubi for the ntimes). He works as digital marketer and strategy consultant while studying lyric singing with Pierre VANHOENACKERE in Tourcoing Conservatory. He is also president of the Association Cavatine et Rondo (dedicated to lyrical music promotion) and he wrote a book of short stories ”Nouvelles Russes”, in which of course music play a major role :)



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