The Berlin Senate has approved the final draft of next year’s opera budget.
It amounts to 142 million Euros – give or take £100m – and breaks down as follows:
Staatsoper Unter den Linden 49.5 million
Deutsche Oper 45.8 million
Komische Oper 35.8 million.
A further 1.1 million will go to a foundation for the promotion of opera.
The budget is a slight increase of 2.8 million over 2016.
In England, the Arts Council thinks half as much is far too much to spend on two London opera houses.