US soprano suffers in Paris strikesmain
There has been no opera in Paris this month due to strikes, with two premieres called off. Ailyn Perez was due to appear in Tales of Hoffmann. She writes:
In moments and circumstances like what we are observing in #Paris, I am reminded to seek peace, stay calm, and be ready to offer our art to all when the timing is right. Unfortunately, our premiere tonight is canceled. There are at least 3 operas with gorgeous productions with top level musicians, cast, and crew that are hoping to be presented. Hopefully, very soon!
My heart is with you all. Thanks to the support of the great administration @operadeparis and colleagues involved, we are really hanging onto our friendship, hope, and the MUSIC!