Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla Cancels 2020 Edition

By Francisco Salazar

The Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla has canceled its 2020 season.

The festival, which was set to celebrate its 37th anniversary canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made by Seville’s Town Hall and the festival’s organizers.

The festival was set to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary and would have featured the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Margret Köll, and Juan Pérez Floristán, among other great artists.

Spain recently presented a historic “La Traviata” at the Teatro Real de Madrid, selling out performances. However, since then, cases of COVID-19 have steadily risen in the country.  Hospitalizations have also risen.

Spain has reported a total of 384,270 confirmed cases as of this writing and 28,670 deaths.