National Theater in Prague’s Opera Chorus in Quarantine Due to COVID-19

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Národní divadlo official website)

The entire 62-member chorus of the Opera of the National Theater in Prague has been sent into a two-week quarantine after it was revealed that several members of the ensemble had contracted COVID-19.

As a result, the performance of the Bedřich Smetana’s opera “Libuše” has been canceled. Janáček’s opera “Jenůfa” and Dvořák’s opera “Rusalka” will also be performed in slightly modified versions.

“In connection with the increased COVID-19 morbidity in the capital in the recent days, the infection has also occurred among the employees of the National Theater,” said Tomáš Staněk, a spokesman of the National Theater in Prague, in an official statement.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the capital of the Czech Republic has been on the rise in recent days, with 56 new cases on August 30, 2020.