Odyssey Opera Postpones ‘Troika’ Due to COVID-19 Concerns

By Francisco Salazar

The Odyssey Opera has postponed its upcoming performance of “Troika.”

The Boston-based company noted that due to COVID concerns it was forced to postpone its March 19, 2022 showcase to a later date in the year.

In an official release, the organization added, “While not made lightly, this decision is the safest route forward given current conditions of the COVID-19 surge. These operas require over 150 performers on stage for a three-hour performance. Producing a concert of this scale in the current environment is not prudent. By making this decision now, we can work toward successfully rescheduling these three one-act operas by Sergei Rachmaninoff to a date in the autumn. Our goal is to bring to the stage the collective U.S. premiere of these amazing operas with world-class performers as soon as it is safe for all involved.”

“Troika,” which is made up of three works inspired by Dante and Pushkin, include “Aleko,” “The Miserly Knight,” and “Francesca da Rimini.” The concert performance was set to star Aleksey Bogdanov, Yelena Dyachek, Andrew Bidlack, Spencer Hamlin, and Yeghishe Manucharyan. Gil Rose was set to conduct.