Just in: Sweden shuts down operamain
The carefree Swedes who have been running around maskless all year are suddently tightening their defences. This just in from the Royal Opera in Stockholm:
It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that we are cancelling all public activities until December 31th.
′′ This is of course a sad and heavy message. During the fall we have been able to play and we have conducted operations in a fantastic way. But even though the practice of stage art is important, it must not perish human health ′′ says CEO Birgitta Svend énn in a statement.
The background to our decision is the worrying situation in Stockholm with increased spread of infection. Under these circumstances, at the Royal Opera, we make the assessment that it will be very difficult to carry out a business….
Since you are many who contact us and wonder about your tickets, we hope you have a little extra patience as the waiting time can be a little longer than usual.
In the meantime, we refer all opera and ballet lovers to www.operanplay.se where you can stream performances and other things from the Royal Opera for free.