Opéra National de Paris Cancels All March Performances

By David Salazar

The Opéra National de Paris has announced that it will be canceling all performances up until April 5, 2021.

As a result, all presentations of “Aida,” which were set to take place at the Opéra Bastille, will no longer be showcased. The same goes for the “Concert de musique Russe” on March 4, the Young Audience recital throughout March, the production of “Pingouin” at the Amphithéâtre Bastille from March 17-22, and the recital by Julie Fuchs scheduled for the Palais Garnier on March 30.

Additionally, public performances of “Faust,” set to take place between March 12 through April 3, will also be nullified. The late March and early April performances of Petit’s ballet “Notre-Dame de Paris” will no longer be taking place either.

In a letter to the public, managing director Alexander Neef made it clear that performances scheduled for April will remain on the docket with some dates set to change. “Faust” will take place between April 6 through 21.

“In this ever-uncertain context, we remain determined to prepare our forthcoming productions so that we can share the emotions of live performance with you as soon as possible. The artists, technicians, and all the teams of the Paris Opera join me in thanking you for your trust and sincerely hope to welcome you back soon,” concluded Neef in his letter.