Opéra de Montréal Cancels ‘La Traviata’ Due to COVID-19

By Francisco Salazar

The Opéra de Montréal has canceled its production of “La Traviata.”

The company announced that due to the “upsurge in the number of cases and variants of COVID-19, combined with the government’s resulting public health directives has compelled the Opéra de Montréal to cancel its production of ‘La Traviata,’ which was set to take place at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Jan. 29 through February 6, 2022.”

As a result, the company has contacted all ticket holders for this production.

Patrick Corrigan, General Director of the Opéra de Montréal noted in a statement, “Following recent government announcements regarding the deteriorating situation, we recognize that the production of large-scale works such as ‘La Traviata,’ which involve close to 250 artists, artisans and technicians, may occasion significant risks to their health. It would indeed be impossible for us to adequately ensure the health and safety of all participants during the rehearsals that were scheduled to begin this week.”

The Opéra de Montréal noted that it is working toward programming “La Traviata” again in a future season.

The season returns in the spring with “La beauté du monde” and “The Magic Flute.”