Cinc’y Opera loses its centenary to Covidmain
Cincinnati Opera has called off its 100th season and summer festival.
The website says: ‘We have followed guidance from public health experts while maintaining hope that we could move forward, but it is now clear we are not able to do so. With the uncertainty surrounding the resumption of public gatherings, it is our responsibility to act in favor of the continued well-being of our audiences, artists, staff, and community.’
San Francisco Opera has also scratched its summer season. CEO Matthew Shivlock says: ‘I am heartbroken at the loss of our summer season and I grieve with our company and our community the creative energy that will not be able to flourish this summer. So many have already invested so much into these three extraordinary operas, and I am so grateful to the artists, creative teams and company members who give so selflessly to bring life-affirming art to our stage.’