First Concert at Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Opera in 80 Years Canceled

By David Salazar

The Academy of Vocal Arts has announced its its hotly anticipated BrAVA Philadelphia concert scheduled for March 28, 2020 will no longer take place.

This is the latest major event to be shut down due to directives from local and state governments with regards to managing the spread of COVID-19.

Those that purchased tickets for the event will be refunded.

The event was one of the major events of the Spring season and was set to be the first in 80 years to take place at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia. The concert would have featured Angela Meade, Latonia Moore, Michael Fabiano, Bryan Hymel, Taylor Stayton , Vanessa Vasquez, Hannah Ludwig, and André Courville as well as conductor Christofer Macatsoris. The event was also set to honor a number of major individuals who had contributed to cultural development in the community including Pastor Mark E. Hatcher of the Holy Ghost Headquarters, Geoff Gordon of Live Nation, and Eric Blumenfeld of EB Realty Management Corporation.