Opéra National de Paris Confirms That it Will Adapt Performances Due To New Government Regulations

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Opéra National de Paris)

The Opéra National de Paris has announced that it will come up with the plan of redesigned performances, following the order by the French President Emmanuel Macron to impose an overnight curfew in Paris and eight other cities in the country.

“The decision that was announced yesterday will have important consequences for the performances of the Opéra national de Paris in the coming days and weeks,” said the General Director of the Opéra National de Paris Alexander Neef in an official statement. “I wanted to tell you now that we are convinced of the importance of the place of the performing arts in our individual and collective life and determined to maintain an offer that meets the expectations of our audience,” added Neef.

“We are therefore working on the adaptation of our program, in particular the times when the shows are offered. All the teams at the Opéra National de Paris are mobilized for this new challenge, in order to continue to keep alive this unique bond which unites artists and spectators around our productions. We will keep our audiences updated,” concluded Neef.

The company is set to open its 2020-21 season with productions of “La Traviata” and “Carmen.”