Opéra National de Paris Cancels Run of ‘Capriccio’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Vincent Pontet / OnP)

The Opéra National de Paris has canceled its run of Richard Strauss opera “Capriccio.” The news were confirmed on the social accounts of several soloists who were scheduled to take part in the production.

Opera was slated to star Diana Damrau, Wolfgang Koch, Pavol Breslik, Audun Iversen, Günther Groissböck, Ekaterina Gubanova, Graham Clark, Wolfgang Ablinger‑Sperrhacke, Sydney Mancasola, Xabier Anduaga, and Luke Stoker.

Marc Albrecht was signed on to conduct the production by Robert Carsen.

French Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot recently admitted that the French government had no clue when the cultural venues could be reopened, and that the move would be hazardous at the moment.

The Opéra National de Paris is expected to make an official statement about the cancellation of “Capriccio,” but also about the status of other operas scheduled for January and February 2021, such as Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte,” Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” and “Aida.”