Czech Republic Suspends Opera Performances in Brno & Prague Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

By Francisco Salazar

The Czech Republic has suspended performances as a precaution against coronavirus. 

Following the Czech ministry of Health’s orders the Prague National Theatre and  Brno National Theatre have issued statements suspending performances.

In a statement by the National Theatre said, “Pursuant to the decree of the Czech government, as of Tuesday, 10 March 2020, the National Theatre has cancelled all its performances. We will soon publish the details pertaining to ticket refunds and changed performance dates.
Thank you for understanding.”

The Czech Republic has already seen 40 confirmed coronavirus cases and has already canceled school and universities. The country has also canceled the Prague Film Festival.

The National Theatres in Prague and Brno are the latest in a line of theaters to close due to the outbreak. The Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera Muscat, Teatro Regio di Parma, and Teatro la Fenice are among the many theaters that have closed.