Every new opera ever staged since April 1945

Thierry Vagne has updated his post-war operatic chronology.

By his reckoning the world’s opera houses have staged 7,900 new works by 2,900 composers.

Check the list here.

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  • A small correction. Thomas Wilson’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner was given its premiere in 1976 – not 1975.

  • And yet so few have entered the repertoire. The ability to write successful opera is one of the rarest human abilities. Why is that?

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