Just in: Covid kills off Tannhäusermain
A new production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser at the Rouen Opera in France has been called off after two cast members caught Covid-19, according to the magazine Diapason.
The production, by Loïc Lachenal, employed a huge stage of 200 square metres to maintain safe distances among the singers and orchestra. But the virus somehow got past security and the entire expensive run has been cancelled.
We also have reports the the Opéra Comique in Paris has been shuttered again by Covid.