Bayerische Staatsoper Cancels Performances Until End of January 2021

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Wilfried Hoesl)

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that it has canceled all performances until Jan. 31, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concerns.

The opera house said in a statement that performances “have been canceled in coordination with the responsible Ministry of the federal state of Bavaria. The decision has also affected all state theaters in Bavaria.”

The cancelations in Bavaria come after a similar decision in the state of Hessen.

German federal government has extended the lockdown in Germany until Jan. 10, 2021.

The Bayerische Staatsoper recently presented “La Boheme” with Jonas Kaufmann and Rachel Willis-Sorensen and “Falstaff” with Ailyn Perez through its online platform. Both performances were sung without an audience. Its next digital concert will feature Thomas Hampson performing Mahler.