Opera Saratoga & Proctors Collaborative Cancel Live Concert With Zachary James

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

Opera Saratoga and Proctors Collaborative have announced the cancelation of a live concert at UPH on New Years Eve starring bass-baritone Zachary James.

Per the official press release, Opera Saratoga and Proctors Collaborative decided to cancel the live concert due to the steep rise in COVID-19 cases and the high transmissibility of the Omicron variant. Zachary James and conductor and pianist Laurie Rogers will video record the program at UPH, and the concert will be made available as a free video broadcast on New Year’s Day.

Zachary James is a well-known opera singer, who has appeared on the world’s greatest stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, Teatro Real, Opera Philadelphia, LA Opera, Opera Queensland, Arizona Opera, Virginia Opera, Nashville Opera, Anchorage Opera, and Central City Opera, among many others.

The United States logged new 587,564 cases on Dec. 29, 2021, with hospitalizations reaching 89,851.