Institut de la statistique du Québec provided the latest figures for the cultural year 2022. They are bad for classical music. In 2022, 18,000 performances were offered, an increase of 62% on 2021, but still 3% below the 2015-2019 average. Attendance reached 7.6 M admissions, similar to the pre-pandemic average from 2015 to 2019.

There is a strong post-pandemic recovery for some disciplines, a difficult one for others In 2022, attendance at theater (-28%) and music (-23%) performances, particularly classical music and opera (-41%), was still well below pre-pandemic levels.

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