Covid latest: City of Nice cancels all culture

Covid latest: City of Nice cancels all culture


norman lebrecht

September 13, 2020

The mayor has called off all cultural events, starting with this weekend’s opening of the opera season, in light of soaring new Covid cases.



  • Birchley Poundbottom says:


  • Doc Martin says:

    Yes it’s starting to spike again! Data from ECDC for France give a cumulative number of cases of 373,911, 30,910 cumulative deaths, , 151.3 cumulative cases/100,000 within the last 14 days and 0.5 for 14 day cumulative deaths/100,000.

    In BMJ and cardiology journals there is now considerable evidence of Covid-19 causing myocarditis in addition to pulmonary disease. Open air opera as in Verona is really the only possibility at present. This paper discusses myocarditis linked to cov-19.

  • Geezer says:

    Is this is what Cancel Culture is about?

  • Fiddlist says:

    A night at the Queen opera? :-O

  • Luca says:

    I don’t understand this as I’ve watched on TV two concerts conducted by Barenboim, one in Salzburg and one in Berlin where no one wore a mask. I also watched a Verdi Requiem from La Scala where only the string players were masked.