Berlin Festtage

Another resounding success for Staatsoper im Schiller

M & F T

We had a wonderful trip to Berlin for which I would quickly run out of superlatives if I started describing it in greater detail!Arrangements were as confirmed by yourself and nothing went amiss, all crowned by the glory of good weather (which I realise you cannot order up specially but it certainly makes a big positive difference.)The hotel was lovely, with all sorts of kind gestures extended by the manager and his wonderful staff -- probably the friendliest hotel staff we have dealt with ever anywhere.  And we have been nearly all over the world. The food at Quadriga was brilliant. The seats were very good including one set (for the Barenboim-Argerich recital) with one on an aisle, my preference, and an absolutely clear sightline of the hands -- a BIG bonus! The staging of Tannhäuser was -- shall we say? -- 'interesting' but the musical standard throughout was as one would expect: wonderful for that opera and for each event. Many thanks for providing us with such a lovely introduction to the Festtage.

2014-04-28