Berlin has three opera houses, all of which are in seriouse trouble. They are running at a terrible loss, as less and
less people attend performances.
For political reasons, in 1984, the Houses were given massivee goverment funding, which boosted qualitee of shows, the
money they recieved in return, and the amount of people returning to see shows. It was wonderful for the Opera.
But, in 1999, during a majoy performance, 15 essential actors called sick for the time. The problem was enphasized as
it was the opening of a new show, and actors from all over Europe had to be called in.
Fellow performeres despised these new comers, as they recieved greater pay rolls, for a singly performance, and soon
the entire company was on strike.
Terribly news for German Opera.
But none-the-less, Berlin's Opera houses are recovering, and are of quality riveling those in New York and London. Time
will tell, whether this Art once again rises up in poppularity, or dies down and out of Berlin