The Metropolitan Opera has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended May 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The venue stated in their announcement:
“We regret to announce that the Met has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended May 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all performances and Live in HD transmissions. This decision, as difficult and disappointing as it is for our audience and for the entire company, was unavoidable in light of the unprecedented challenges ahead.”
Ailyn Pérez was set to star in two productions in April & May, beginning with Giancarlo del Monaco’s sumptuous production of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra as Amelia Grimaldi (April 10-25), and then as Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s immortal staging of Puccini’s La Bohème (April 29-May 7). For more information about the Metropolitan Opera’s coronavirus updates, click here.
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