Record year for Berlin opera

Record year for Berlin opera


norman lebrecht

December 30, 2014

The Deutsche Oper – the one in west Berlin with Donald Runnicles as music director – has returned from a period of refurbishment with a series of record returns.

During its wanderings around town, tickets sales hit 98 percent.

For the full year of 2014, the average was 82 percent.

There may be troubles elsewhere – and no shortage of dissatisfaction with director-driven Regietheater – but opera is alive and thriving in Berlin.


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  • Samuel J. Bronkowitz says:

    Great stuff. Would be interesting to learn if they made a profit and how large the government subsidies were.