July 22, 2024

Opera World TOP Singers Ranking

Understanding OW Ranking

1. Our ranking Opera World Top Singers (the “Ranking”) was established to determine the most popular opera singers currently performing and to present this information for the public.

2. There are five nominations listed in the Ranking:

  • Soprano
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Tenor
  • Baritone & Bass-Вaritone
  • Bass

Each nomination determines “Opera World’s Top Singers”.

3. We track singers’ performances in opera houses, opera festivals and concert halls worldwide using open-source data.
To get into the Ranking, a singer has to perform in one of the most recognized opera houses in the world - Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper.
A singer gets 100 points for performing in one of the six operas mentioned above and three major festivals - Arena di Verona, Bayreuth Festival, Salzburg Festival.
A singer gets 50 points for performing in any other opera houses, opera festivals and concert halls.
Based on weekly performance (from Sunday 12:00 AM to Saturday 11:59 PM GMT), the points are summed up and added to the relevant singer’s aggregated score.

4. This aggregated score ultimately determines singer’s position in the Ranking over the course of 52 weeks. The only points taken into account are the ones singer received within the immediate 52 weeks preceding the calculation date (e.g. after 53 weeks, points earned for the interval from the 2nd to 53rd week are taken in; performance during the 1st week is no longer covered).

5. The Ranking tracks all performances starting October 1st, 2023.

6. The Ranking results and ratings are the exclusive property of the owners of Opera World website. When using and/or publishing the results and ratings of the Ranking, a link to the Opera World website is required.

7. If you happen to find an incorrect data that probably impacted the placement of a singer in the Rating, please let us know at your earliest convenience. We will immediately review this information and adjust the singer’s rank accordingly.



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