Opéra National de Paris Shuts Down ‘Manon’ & ‘Don Giovanni’ Production Due to Coronavirus Precautions

By David Salazar

The Opéra National de Paris has announced that it will be canceling performances through April 15, 2020.

In a press statement, the company stated that national regulations require that any event featuring more than 1,000 people be canceled.

The events affected by the announcement include a production of “Manon” with performances between March 13-April 10 at the Opéra Bastille. Additionally, performances of “Don Giovanni” set to take place between March 21 and April 24, will also be canceled. “Le spectacle de l’Ecole de Danse” and “George Balanchine” will also be canceled for the time being.

The company did note that performances set to take place at the Studio and Amphithéâtre of the Opéra Bastille would still take place and that there would still be public visits to the Palais Garnier.

The company also noted that it hopes to still be able to present its productions of “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre,” which are currently in rehearsal stages. “Das Rheingold is set to open a new production on April 2 that runs through the 15th. Meanwhile “Die Walküre” is set to open on May 5 and runs through the 27.