Polish National Opera Extends Closure Until May 3

By Francisco Salazar

The Polish National Opera has extended its closure until May 3.

The company, which originally announced its closure until April 26, announced that after the Polish government decided to extend most of the Covid-19 restrictions currently in place until May 3, it was forced to shut down until that date. As a result, the company will cancel the performances of “Cardillac” on April 27 & 29, 2021.

However, it will still perform Willy Decker’s production of Massenet’s “Werther” under Patrick Fournillier and starring Piotr Beczała. The premiere of Franz Liszt’s ballet “Mayerling” in Kenneth Macmillan’s choreography will be postponed from May 21 to June 4. The ballet will also be performed in subsequent showcases on June  5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. Meanwhile Premiere Prelude: Franz Liszt will take place on June 2 instead of May 20.

The Polish National Opera has already canceled its “Aida” production which was scheduled for May.