Royal Opera House Muscat Ends 2019-20 Season Early Due to Coronavirus

By Francisco Salazar

The Royal Opera House Muscat has canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season.

The company stated, “due to our ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of our patrons, all activities for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season are cancelled. This is due to the public health and travel measures which have been put in place to address the threat of COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus”

The company also noted, “all guided tours at the Royal Opera House Muscat and the House of Musical Arts will also be cancelled until further notice.”

This is the first theater to cancel the remaining part of the season and the latest to close during the outbreak of the coronavirus. This week Italy announced a lockdown closing all theaters, cinemas and sporting events until April. The Greek National Opera, Seoul Arts Center, and New National Theatre, Tokyo have also closed due to the outbreak.