Paris Opéra is hit by new strikemain
Tonight’s Il Pirata is cancelled. Likewise the ballet Raymonda
The house goes dark.
There is no guarantee that tomorrow’s shows will go ahead.
Here’s the rather limp website announcement:
As a result of a national and interprofessional strike followed by some of the Opera’s staff, the performance of Il Pirata scheduled on Monday 16 December 2019 is unfortunately cancelled.
The Paris Opera apologizes for this cancellation. Given the right of employees to declare industrial action up until the scheduled performance time, the Opera was not able to inform the audience earlier and apologizes for this too.