Pacific Opera Postpones ‘Carmen’ Production

By David Salazar

Pacific Opera in Victoria, British Columbia has announced the postponement of its February production of “Carmen.”

The company will announce new dates at a later time.

“The February performances of ‘Carmen’ were sold out with subscriptions and pre-sales, and a waiting list taken should capacity limits be eased. Instead, B.C. Provincial Health has urged vigilance and caution for the next few weeks, so we cannot responsibly ask our artists to travel and begin rehearsals, and instead must do our part to protect their health and that of our community,” said Pacific Opera CEO Ian Rye in an official statement.

Audiences will have the option of exchanging their “Carmen” tickets for one of the company’s upcoming screenings, donate them for a tax receipt, receive a gift card toward one of the company’s other programs, or request a refund.

Pacific Opera did note that it plans to move ahead with its 2022 program, which includes a production of “Don Giovanni” that is currently sold out at 50 percent capacity.