We haven’t read all the small print, but it looks like an extra 4.9 million Euros next year for operas staged at the Theater an der Wien, and played by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (pictured).
This is city money, not state. The Wiener Staatsoper is funded centrally. But Vienna has decided it needs more opera all over town and the money was voted by by a red-green coalition. Sign of the times?
Memo to the next Mayor of New York.