The Metropolitan Opera introduced that it’s canceling its complete season as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The well-known opera in New York had deliberate to start its season this week, however as an alternative Common Supervisor Peter Gelb delivered the tough information in a video posted to social media on Wednesday
“We wish nothing greater than to get again to the enterprise of making operatic magic for you, however the security of our firm and for you, the loyal viewers we serve should come first,” he mentioned.
“We now have to attend for an efficient vaccine to we extensively accessible and that is unlikely going to occur till summer time.”
Gelb softened the blow by saying the 2021-2022 season on the opera that can open on September 27, 2021, with the premiere of Terence Blanchard’s Fireplace Shut up in my Bones — the primary opera by a Black composer to be carried out on the Met.
Nevertheless, through the time of closure the Met is not going to be utterly silent.
Free Nightly Opera Streams will proceed till subsequent season. Folks may watch greater than 700 Met performances on Met Opera on Demand, the opera’s on-line streaming service.