San Diego Opera Cancels ‘The Fall and the Rising’

By Francisco Salazar

The San Diego Opera has canceled its upcoming “The Fall and the Rising” performances.

In a statement, the company said, “Originally scheduled for 2020, and delayed because of COVID, ‘The Falling and the Rising’ was co-commissioned by San Diego Opera and we created the production that has been seen at opera houses around the country. San Diego Opera was excited to share this new work with the community, but as we navigate the new post-COVID world, with the cost of producing opera skyrocketing and box-office revenue down from pre-pandemic levels, the fiscally responsible action is to cancel these performances.”

The company added that “one of the core values San Diego Opera adopted after the Company’s near closure is: ‘Through fiscal responsibility and nimble adaptation to changing environments, we ensure the future of San Diego Opera for our community.'”

Ticket holders will be contacted by San Diego Opera’s Patron Services Department with options of how they can apply their ticket credit.

The company next performs “Ghosts” with a cast that includes Emily Fons and Andres Acosta.