The music in each and every opera is as essential to the overall experience as the artists on stage. Our intent is to include the full orchestration for each opera, but we will continue to evaluate social distancing requirements and devise creative solutions to provide the best artistic experience for our patrons, while protecting the health and safety of our artists.
Yes, some staging modifications are anticipated in light of COVID-19 concerns to protect the health and safety of the artists. Audiences can still expect to enjoy a full theatrical experience! We have some of the most creative and knowledgeable artistic teams working on our shows—and you can expect to have a fantastic time. We will display spectacular projections and new digital technology for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Don Carlo as originally planned. The Marriage of Figaro will also include projections and our current plan for the season finale of Tosca is a traditional staged performance. The Creative team for each production can be found on our website here. Click on the performance you are interested in attending and view the “Cast and Creative” section at the bottom of the page.
Our cast and creative teams for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Tosca are unchanged. Because we moved The Marriage of Figaro from the fall to the spring and Don Carlo from spring 2020 to spring 2021, some of our casting is different for the new dates. But be assured we have not compromised on artistry with this new casting! Our 2020/2021 Season webpage has the most updated list of artists. Click on the performance you are interested in attending and view the “Cast and Creative” section at the bottom of the page.
Given the large number of forces required to produce Lohengrin and unpredictable travel restrictions for our international artists, we have postponed the production until we can assure our audiences the highest artistic experience. Because we had already rehearsed Verdi’s Don Carlo this spring with many original cast members—which is a significant cost saving for us—it seems appropriate to give Don Carlo a second chance. But most important—our Don Carlo production is spectacular! Orfeo ed Euridice can easily be programmed in a future season, and we look forward to doing so.
We currently expect that our spring 2021 season will move forward as planned. If schedule changes are required due to circumstances beyond our control, we will make a public announcement and inform all current ticket holders as soon as we are able.
We do not yet have a target date for making single tickets available. Our priority is first seating our current subscribers, accommodating new subscribers, and then creating a plan for social distancing requirements before opening the performances for single ticket sales.