Metropolitan Opera to Remain Open Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced it will continue performances .

The company said, “please note that all performances at the Met are continuing as scheduled.”

This marks the first statement from the Met since the coronavirus outbreak in New York. It also marks the second theater in the United States to commit to remain open since the outbreak began last month joining the Seattle opera.

Throughout the world numerous theaters have closed since the coronavirus outbreak including the Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Muscat, Teatro la Fenice, Greek National Opera, Teatro dell’opera di Roma, and the Teatro Regio di Parma. Additionally numerous companies have limited their seating to 1000 people or less.

This week the Metropolitan Opera is set to continue productions of Verdi’s “la Traviata,” Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Hollander” and “Cosi Fan Tutte.” The company will also open a revival of “La Cenerentola.”