BREAKING NEWS: The coronavirus has been a MENACE to the world!! The pandemic has continued to take a huge effect on our Entertainment community. We are so heartbroken to announce that the sounds of beautiful music and angelic singing at New York's Metropolitan Opera will sadly not be heard for a year.
Because we are about to cope and face WAVE 2 of this horrible virus and for on going safety precautions, The Met (known as the nation's largest performance organization) has cancelled its full season of Operas lined up for the 2020-2021 season. All of this is for the safety of everyone involved with the company (singers, musicians, chorus, crew, creative team, the staff, and of course the audience). At the same time, it's impossible to mount any kind of performance while still having to cope with still on-going constant social distancing guidelines.
The 2021-2022 season of the Met promises to present a full lineup of both new operas, new productions of classic operas, and some of the notable favorite productions in it's ongoing history. It will launch September 27th, 2021 with the world premiere of Terence Blanchard’s FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES (the first opera by a composer of COLOR to be sung at the Met). Other notable productions will include…
an Encore presentation of last year's acclaimed James Robinson production of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,
a new production of Verdi's Don Carlos,
Phillip Glass' Akhnaten,
new production of Aucoin's Eurydice,
Tony winner Julie Taymor's acclaimed production of Mozart's The Magic Flute,
Brett Dean’s Hamlet,
Puccini's Madama Butterfly,
Tony winner Bartlett Sheer's new production of Verdi's Rigoletto,
and The Met's notable productions by the late Franco Zeffirelli of Puccini's La Boheme and Turandot .
In the meantime to still bring the magic of the Metropolitan Opera to the comfort of your own homes, the company itself will still be presenting it's continued FREE Nightly Opera Streams of many of the Met's notable productions. You can also subscribe and watch them through The Met's LIVE IN HD ON DEMAND channel on their website. In addition, you'll be able to watch many productions of The Met on PBS part of Great Performances At The Met series.
We send our love, prayers, support, and thoughts to everyone at the Met. We cannot wait for the day those crystal chandeliers will rise and dim once again with the curtain's rising on the most most spectacular productions created in Opera history.
It will remain closed until next September.
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