Thomas Ades’s Salzburg opera scored a 91% ticket salemain
The Exterminating Angel was extolled by most UK critics and equivocated over by Austro-German media.
But box-office business was red-hot, according to official figures released last night. ‘This is an enormous uptake for a contemporary opera’, said a festival spokesperson.
Overall, the Salzburg Festival sold 96 percent of its tickets this summer.