Vienna State Opera & Komische Oper Manage Strong 2018-19 Season Numbers

By David Salazar

Two major European Opera companies revealed financial figures for their recent seasons, noting strong numbers.

First up, the Berlin Komische Oper, under the leadership of noted auteur Barrie Kosky, managed to sell over 90 percent of tickets for a whopping 239 performances. In sum, the Komische Oper sold over 225,000 tickets for the season. This is the first time it tops 90 percent capacity.

The Vienna State Opera continued its own stellar numbers, managing a capacity rate of 99.10 percent, an increase from the 98.61 percent capacity during the 2017-18 season. Moreover, ticket sales hit record revenues of 37.6 million euros.

The company’s figure head, Dominique Meyer, is set to leave the company in 2019-20 to take over La Scala.