Houston Grand Opera Cancels Entire 2020-21 Season; Expands Online Offerings

By Francisco Salazar

The Houston Grand Opera has canceled its entire 2020-21 season.

In a press release the company said, “after carefully weighing options, in accordance with recommendations from global health leaders, Houston Grand Opera has made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining mainstage productions for the 2020–21 season. The company now plans to resume live, in-person performance in the fall of 2021.”

The news comes after COVID-19 cases have increased in Texas with the state surpassing California in recording the highest number of positive coronavirus tests in the U.S. The state currently has 938,503 cases and is the nation’s second-most populous state.

As a result, the Houston Grand Opera will continue its online HGO Digital, the Sarah and Ernest Butler Performance Seriesseason through June 2021. It will also expand the roster of artistic offerings planned.