Breaking blizzard: The Met cancels premiere

Breaking blizzard: The Met cancels premiere


norman lebrecht

January 26, 2015

Running story…

1230 The Met intends to go ahead with Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle Monday night, but says keep checking the website,

We’ll update as we hear more.

Record snowfall on West 22nd Street.  (P

pictured: Manhattan in blizzard of 1947


IMPORTANT UPDATE:  The mayor of New York had just announced no non-emergency vehicles on the street after 11pm. The Iolanta double bill starts at 8 and is listed as 3 hours 15 minutes. The Met is still saying “Tonight’s Performance will Proceed as Planned”.Prepare to sleep in the lobbies.

MORE: All New York schools closed Tuesday.



the Voxare String Quartet/ Ian Shafer concert tonight at Weill Hall at Carnegie has been postponed because of weather.


TOMORROW: Due to inclement weather, “Sherrill Milnes@80” at The National Opera Center has been postponed to Wednesday, February 25. Same time, same network. All those who registered for tomorrow evening’s event will be contacted shortly by OPERA America. More details here:


1430 NY UPDATE: Latest advisory from the Metropolitan Opera:

Please note that despite the snow, all performances this weekend are scheduled to take place as planned. If you are unable to attend due to weather conditions, please get in touch with us at your earliest convenience by calling 212-362-6000. Our call center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm ET and Sunday from noon to 6 pm ET. Please be aware that we are experiencing increased call volume at the moment; if you cannot get through, please try again at a later date. Thank you.





Due to the road closures and likely cancellation of public transportation because of tonight’s adverse weather conditions, this evening’s performance of IOLANTA/BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE has been cancelled. Audience members will be contacted and offered refunds or alternative performances.

The performance on Thursday, January 29 will now be the production premiere of our new staging of Iolanta/Bluebeard’s Castle.

1445 Carnegie Hall cancels concerts

That’s all, folks. The lights go out on Broadway.


  • Susan Spector says:

    NYC travel ban will be lifted when it is safe; anyone caught on the streets, even food delivery workers, could face a summons/arrest— Shiba Russell (@Shiba4NY) January 26, 2015

  • The Gray Lady is Dead. God Save the Gray Lady. God Save Us. says:

    Blame it on Putin.

  • Mark Stratford says:

    Isn’t this double bill conducted by Gergiev ? Maybe he can slip in a performance somewhere else.

  • Christy says:

    Amusing. 😉

    But I must say, Ms. “Debbie” Voigt’s tweet exchanges with her fans about how she’ll get to NBC tomorrow for her book premiere interview, and necessary outerwear (and pajamas), are much more amusing (if a bit confusing). I hope she makes it.

  • Pamela Brown says:

    Perhaps it’s just an odd coincidence, but tomorrow is Mozart’s birthday…perhaps the celebration will be a bit subdued…:-0

  • wet toast says:

    Sherrill Milnes is 80? OMG, where’s my walker?

  • JJC says:

    All for a totally over-hyped snow event. We are being treated like children by these ugly control freaks.