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) !
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.
Sources : Annual Review 2011/2012 of Royal Opera House, Opera de Paris 2012’s activity report and our estimates
“Opera de Paris versus Royal Opera House : a battle of opera indicators ” by Ramzi SAIDANI in under terms and conditions of the licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 France
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 🙂