Bergen National Opera & 9 Other Opera Companies to Present ‘This Evening’s Performance Has Not Been Canceled’ For One Night Only

By David Salazar

The Bergen National Opera will present “This Evening’s Performance Has Not Been Canceled” on June 12, 2020.

The showcase, conceived by Sound Artist Zoë Irvine, will give audiences an opportunity to call in and speak to a singer, director, costume designer, make-up person, and other participants of an opera production across Europe that has been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19.

Once participants call in, they will be introduced to a specific production and guided through recorded material. They can then learn about other productions or hear more about the one they are currently engaged with.

The program will be offered in a wide range of languages depending on where you are calling from.

The program commences at 7:30 p.m. CET and ends at 9:30 p.m. CET.

Among the featured productions are the Muziektheater Transparant & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s “Usher;” Bergen National Opera’s “La Clemenza di Tito;” The Airport Society & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s “Symphony of Expectations;” Teatro Real de Madrid’s “Achille in Sciro;” the Dutch National Opera’s “Rusalka;” the Grand Théâtre de Genève’s “Voyage Vers L’Espoir;” Staatsoper Hanover’s “The Murder of Halit Yozgat;” Wuppertaler Bühnen’s “La Bohème;” and Garsington Opera’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”

Learn more about the production, including what numbers to call, by clicking here.