Cataluña to Reopen Theaters

By Francisco Salazar

The region of Cataluña in Spain has announced that it will reopen theaters and auditoriums on Nov. 23.

The government announced that it plans on reopening theaters at 50 percent and with a maximum of 500 people in order to comply with health regulation due to COVID-19.

As a result, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona will reopen with a revival of Verdi’s “La Traviata” on Dec. 5. A concert version of “Mitridate” conducted by Marc Minkowski will also be rescheduled.

Meanwhile, the Palau de la Música Catalana will reopen in December after having canceled all performances in November.

The news comes after Spain announced it will begin a comprehensive coronavirus vaccination program in January. The country expects to have covered a substantial part of the population within six months.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said, “The campaign will start in January and have 13,000 vaccination points.”

Spain has reported 1,589,219 coronavirus cases and various regions have canceled performances this month as a result of a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past month.