The share of to year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years. Those who have tried online dating offer mixed opinions about the experience — most have a positive outlook, even as they recognize certain downsides Users of online dating are generally positive — but far from universally so — about the pros and cons of dating digitally. One factor behind the substantial growth among younger adults is their use of mobile dating apps. What is generally known in Germany as Singspiel, Opera Buffo, Operetta or Spieloper does in part fit into the category that is meant here, but it is largely lacking in terms of both musical and intellectual aspiration. And in doing so, equal emphasis will be placed on both parts of the term musical theatre. Operettas are performed predominantly, though occasionally also operas such as The Bartered Bride and Cavalleria rusticana, Der Bajazzo. The Komische Oper has set itself the task of cultivating the most artistically exquisite and at the same time popular works of international musical theatre from the past, present and future in a varied repertoire.