Repertoire ( Latin repertorium , also called directory or site) is the entirety of works or performances that an artist , an artist group, a theater or other institution can perform in a timely manner. In a theater, the repertoire also includes performances from the repertoire.) (
Musicians and other performing artists often have an extensive repertoire, especially if new pieces are not to be practiced at great expense, but sometimes to be interpreted after perceiving them once or with the help of the sheet music or another template. The repertoire is limited primarily by the time available to rehearse new pieces and the time required for the individual pieces or numbers. The time required results from the requirements for the perfection of the performance, but also the level of difficulty of the pieces themselves and sometimes also the dangerousness of the performance, for example in the circus. The repertoire of a theater or opera house is strictly limited, as a large number of artists in front of and behind the stage have to interact with technology and logistics, which must be worked out beforehand in the form of a staging and often also requires a high financial outlay (see repertoire system ). Even individual artists do not count pieces that they can show or make heard in their repertoire if the performance does not meet their own demands or those of the audience. The repertoire usually only includes the pieces or numbers that are currently available for performance within the usual framework.
In the abstract sense, a repertoire comprises all methods, knowledge or skills that are available to a person or institution in a certain context, or also the available options for action.