Metropolitan Opera Announces Mandatory Audience Vaccination

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera House has announced that all audiences will need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the opera house for the 2021-22 season.

The company announced that in order for all audiences to feel safe and comfortable when returning to the Met, all audiences, artists, and staff will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the building.

Last month the Met sent an email to its employees that noted that in order to ensure the health and safety of its employees, their families, and members of its community, the company will require that all employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully-vaccinated by August 1, 2021.

The Metropolitan Opera is set to open on Sept. 27 with the company premiere of “Fire Shut up in My Bones” starring Angel Blue, Latonia Moore, and Will Liverman. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the production.