‘I have been an opera subscriber for 75 years’main
Sophia Marl is 104 years old. She went to school in Bayreuth and remembers Cosima Wagner coming to play the piano.
In 1938 she took out a subscription to the opera at Hagen. Her enthusiasm is undimmed to this day.
She regrets the decline in standards of audience dress, but does not at all mind moder productions.
Read a local newspaper interview here (auf Deutsch).