Les Troyens - Deutsche Oper Berlin, 11 March 2011
Les Troyens is a masterpiece rarely perfomed in Germany, so you might imagine it would be a big draw. But this swift resuscitation of David Pountney's December 2010 production returned burdened with a shedload of negative reviews. Little surprise there were plenty of empty seats and 'upgrades' to be grabbed (though Wagner and premieres aside, that's usually the case at the Deutsche Oper these days).
It was a shame. The production is flawed and the performance was less than impeccable, but I've sat through much worse.