Metropolitan Opera to Hold Performances As Scheduled Despite Winter Storm

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Ken Howard: Metropolitan Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that performances will be held as scheduled on Jan. 29, 2022.

The company noted that both its performances of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Puccini’s “Tosca” will go ahead as planned despite the winter storm in the New York City area.

New York City is currently being battered by a winter storm that could see up to 17 inches of snow and blizzard conditions. The storm has seen the LIRR suspended and over 3,500 flights suspended.

The Jan. 29 performance of “Rigoletto” is set to be live in HD cinemas and will star Quinn Kelsey, Rosa Feola, Piotr Beczala, Varduhi Abrahamyan, and Andrea Mastroni. Daniele Rustioni conducts the new production by Bartlett Sher. Meanwhile, “Tosca” will star Elena Stikhina, Joseph Calleja, and George Gagnidze. Carlo Rizzi conducts.