Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition for young singers, due to have been held in Israel this October, has been called off owing to the Covid pandemic.
Israel is virtually Covid-free, but there are likely to be constraints on contestants arriving from other countries.
The Operalia organisation posted:
Due to the ongoing health concerns and global uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Operalia Edition until 2021.
We are deeply saddened by this resolution but the safety and well-being of everyone involved in the planning, traveling and overall development of any given Operalia Edition, especially that of our competitors, jurors and staff are our first and foremost priorities.
To our dear audience, our friends and followers, we wish you good health and safety above all, and we hope that you will also return next year.