Posted April 04, 2012

Go to Berlin instead!

April 4, 2011

London-based Intermezzo Typepad offers a detailed scenario for travel to Berlin from London for the 2013 Ring at the Staatsoper. Covent Garden’s prices for the revival of the Ring directed by Keith Warner weigh in at £1,000 which translates to $1,590 at today’s exchange rate.  Add on costly London hotels, food and airfare it’s rather expensive.

The Berlin Staatsoper tickets just went on sale and top-price tickets are €576 or about $750, about half the price of Covent Garden. Daniel Barenboim conducts the Guy Cassiers production which stars Lance Ryan, Peter Seiffert, Rene Pape/Juha Uusitalo, Waltraud Meier, Mikhail Petrenko and Irene Théorin.

Intermezzo spells it out:

And as Marlene Dietrich would say, “Ich habe noch einen Koffer in Berlin.”

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