Opera de Paris versus Royal Opera House : a battle of opera indicators

With all this buzz about the Royal Baby, I had this metaphysical thought: sure people all around the World would not have the same enthusiasm for the birth of the child a French ‘’Président de la Republique’’. Regarding the Tour de France, Great-Britain has still outdone France:  an English rider (congratulations Chris Froome !) won the 100th edition of the Tour. The best French (welldone Romain BARDET) ranked # 15. French fair play is a legend: fortunately a French guy (Welldone Christophe RIBLON!) won the prestigious Alpes du Huez race !

So, our “Tour”, an another topic  in which our favorite enemy hits the jackpot… What could be the other fields to compare us with our beloved “Perfidious Albion” ? As I am an opera nuts, I had this idea to make a battle between the most important opera house  in France (Opera de Paris) and the largest lyric Institution in United Kingdom (The Royal Opera House) !

Battle between Opera de Paris and Royal Opera House

Battle between Opera de Paris and Royal Opera House

Initially I made this as a game but in fact I realized it could bring a lot to opera lovers to have some kind of a benchmark. Before reading, please note it was not easy to achieve this synthetic review. To be intellectually honest, I point out this caveat: data gathered for the Royal Opera House deal with 2011-2012’s season of the Royal Opera House’s  (i.e. 4 months in 2011 and 7 months in 2012) while data I found for Opera de Paris relate to the calendar year 2012 (that means that it takes into account 7 months of the 2011-2012’s season and 4 months of 2012-2013’s season). In both institutions, there was a summer break in August 2012).

This methodological precision made, I hope this operatic battle between Royal Opera House and Opera de Paris will please you.

Opera indicators between Opera de Paris & the Royal Opera House

Opera indicators between Opera de Paris & the Royal Opera House

Sources :  Annual Review 2011/2012 of Royal Opera House, Opera de Paris 2012’s activity report and our estimates

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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 :)

2 thoughts on “Opera de Paris versus Royal Opera House : a battle of opera indicators

  1. Thank you very much. I have learnt quite a few things. So to my point of view, the winner of this operatic battle is France, despite its progress to make regarding social networks (facebook, twitter and social video platforms) !!

    • I have not declare one or another to be the winner as I think the best is to let anyone’s mind to do so but I acknowledge you may not be wrong 🙂

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