Music: Lulu from East Berlin

Like many another East Berliner, famed Komische Oper Set Designer Rudolf Heinrich, 35, and his wife, Coloratura Joan Heinrich, 32, were worried by the rising of the Wall. They thought about fleeing to the West, but there was a lot to keep them in the East. There was Rudolf's politically favored position as star set designer of the Communists' showcase opera house; there was Joan's promising career as one of the house's new but favored singers. Then the Heinrichs heard a rumor that all foreigners in East Berlin would have to surrender their passports;...

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