Bravo! Berlin ups opera subsidy by 10 percentmain
The Senate of Berlin has voted to increase public subsidy to the city’s opera house by 14.5 million Euros, to a total 135.3 million for the years 2015 to 2018.
The reason, it said, was to keep them internationally competitive.
The money is divided between the Deutsche Oper (43.8m), the Staatsoper (47.4m), the Komische Oper (34.3m) and the state ballet (8.5m).
Much of the increase will be swallowed up by high social costs on an payroll of 1,900 personnel.