Record year for Berlin operamain
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.