Komische Oper Berlin Cancels ‘Iphigénie en Tauride’ Production

By Francisco Salazar

The Komische Oper Berlin has canceled its production of “Iphigénie en Tauride.” 

The new production, which was expected to open on Dec. 5, would have been directed by Barrie Kosky and would have featured a cast headlined by Nadja Mchantaf, Dominik Köninger, Tansel Akzeybek, and Evan Hughes. 

The news comes as Germany is rumored to extend lockdowns following Zurich’s December cancelations. According to Reuters, on Sunday, senior politicians proposed extending lockdown until Dec. 20 in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

On Oct. 28, Germany imposed a month-long “lockdown-lite” from Nov. 2 to contain a second wave of the virus but infection numbers have not declined. Currently, bars and restaurants are closed, but schools and shops remain open. Meanwhile, private gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people from two households. All theaters are closed to the public.

Germany has reported 932,111 coronavirus cases and 14,343 confirmed deaths.