COVID-19 Strikes Opéra Comique in Paris

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: L’Opéra Comique official website)

UPDATE: L’Opéra Comique has announced the cancellation of the entire run of “Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.”

L’Opéra Comique has announced that it has canceled performances of Molière’s “Le Bourgeois gentilhomme” on Sep. 28, 29 & 30, and Oct. 1 & 2, 2020, due to COVID-19.

The production was set to star soprano Natalie Pérez and tenor Paco Garcia. Other cast members included basses Lisandro Nesis and Jérôme Varnier. Conductors Marc Minkowski and Thibault Noally were signed on to lead Les Musiciens du Louvre / L’Académie des Musiciens du Louvre, in partnership with le Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye and CRR de Paris. The production will be directed by Jérôme Deschamps.

There are still performances scheduled for Oct. 3, 5, 7, and 8, 2020. The opera house noted that it will maintain spectators informed about how it plans to manage those remaining performances.

The company has productions of “Hippolyte et Aricie” and “Fantasio” set for November and December, respectively.