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The Opéra National de Paris has warned its audiences to regularly consult the company’s official website because of the complicated epidemiological situation.
France has logged new 91,608 COVID-19 cases on Dec. 22., thus setting a new pandemic record.
“In the current health context, ensuring that performances are maintained is a daily challenge. Rest assured that we are doing everything possible to ensure that the productions for which the artists have been rehearsing for weeks and even months can be presented to you. Your presence, your support and your applause are more than ever essential in this period when we are all eager to enjoy music and dance,” said the opera house in an official statement.
“However, the identification of positive cases and contact cases of COVID-19 among the performers, often on the very day of the performance, may require us to take measures a few hours before the curtain rises in order to ensure the performance, be it with cast changes or the presentation of a ballet to music recorded by the Paris Opera Orchestra. To date, only one performance has had to be canceled. We therefore invite you to consult the Opera’s website www.operadeparis.fr regularly, where performance information is constantly updated. We will also inform you by text message and email if necessary.”