Opernhaus Zürich & Grand Théâtre de Genève to Limit Seating Due to Coronavirus

By Francisco Salazar

Opernhaus Zürich and Grand Théâtre de Genève are set to go on with performances despite concerns over Coronavirus.

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health orders on Friday stated that gatherings of more than 1,000 people were banned through at least March 15, 2020 in a bid to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, both theaters will limit attendance.

“In consultation with the cantonal doctor, the canton of Zurich explicitly permitted events with fewer than 1,000 people in the canton of Zurich. Against this background, the performances planned at the Zurich Opera House will take place with a maximum of 900 spectators until further notice,” the Zurich Opera noted in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Grand Théâtre de Genève stated, “Following the decisions of the Federal Council announced this morning, the GTG announces the continuation of the production of the opera “Les Huguenots this evening.” The building will accommodate 1000 people in all. This decision comes from the City of Geneva. 

The Grand Théâtre de Genève regularly accommodates 3,000 people, while the Opernhaus Zürich has a capacity of 1,100.