Royal Danish Opera Cancels Performances Amid New Denmark COVID Measures

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: The Royal Danish Opera official website)

The Government of Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has unveiled a new set of restrictive measures aimed at combatting a rising wave of new COVID-19 infections driven by both the Delta and Omicron variants.

The restrictions would include crowd limits in stores, the closure of theaters, other entertainment venues and conference centers, and a mandatory mask requirement in most public places, said Frederiksen at a news conference.

Faced with a decision, The Royal Danish Opera has announced the cancellation of all performances until at least Jan. 17, 2022. Among the canceled operas are Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera,” and Lehár’s “Die Lustige Witwe.”

The Danish government reported 11,559 omicron cases on Dec. 17. Omicron now accounts for one-fifth of new cases reported daily.