The Vienna State Opera sold 98.83 percent of all available tickets in the season that ended this weekend.
That’s practically sold-out for all shows.
It also achieved record box-office revenues of €35,205,803.24, half a million up on the previous season.
That must be why the fluffy Austrian government has decided to replace its director Dominique Meyer with a chancer from the record industry.
Still, all is not lost.
The Metropolitan Opera needs a leader like Dominique Meyer.