Welcome to car park opera
Berlin's 'Deutsche Oper'
have found a new place to perform
ahead of their upcoming show
Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold
(SOUNDBITE) (German) DEUTSCHE OPER DIRECTOR, DIETMAR SCHWARZ, SAYING:
"We remembered that we have our very own open-air possibility which offers the acoustic conditions for staging a performance with singers and an orchestra. So we said let's see if we get the permission and we now we have one for a first showing with 170 visitors and then 200 people for the last two performances. Necessity is the mother of invention and once this takes off we are happy."
The two and a half-hour show
has been shortened to 90 minutes
Seating will be spread out
and divided by white sheets