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Waiting for getting the brandnew print issue of the French Ministry of Culture report on 2014 Key Culture figures, I have found some public statistics from the 2013 report. Based on these datas, I had fun to do a little comparison “Paris Province». By Province, I means all the regions of France excepted Ile-de-France (City of Paris and its surrounding regions)
After taking a few methodological precautions to compare calendar years and seasons, I started in calculating the weight of the Opera de Paris in the total entries to the opera performances in France.
Unfortunately, in 2013 Report, the most recent statistics available in this report are 2011. Based on 2008-2010 figures, there is little chance that 2012 and 2013 are significantly different from 2011!
Opera de Paris / Province : an unfair match ?
If you look at the entries by category for performances held in the institutions members of ROF (Meeting of operas France), we can see that Opera de Paris is overrepresented. The Opera de Paris accounts for 44% of total admissions to an opera performance in France in 2011!
I outline that these datas relate only to operas members of ROF. They do not take into account privately-held theaters such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées nor the Théâtre du Châtelet (which is manage by the City of Paris) in Paris where opera performances are also held. If they were counted, there is a safe bet that the imbalance would even be more blatant : (!
“Opera de Paris versus Province : concentration of live opera market in France ?” by Ramzi SAIDANI is under terms and conditions of the licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 France