Metropolitan Opera Announces New COVID-19 Policy

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

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a new COVID-19 policy.

The company said that audience members will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination to attend a performance or event. However, while inside the opera house, everyone is required to wear a properly fitting mask over one’s nose and mouth, except when eating or drinking in designated areas.

The news comes after the company enforced a proof of vaccination policy during the 2021-22 season and never canceled a single performance. It also comes as most theaters in Lincoln Center are enforcing a similar policy.

The Metropolitan Opera is set to open on Sept. 27 with a new production of “Medea.” The company is also set to present company premieres of “The Hours” and “Champion” as well as new productions of “Lohengrin” and “The Magic Flute.”