Semperoper Dresden Cancels January / February 2021 Schedule

By David Salazar
(© Semperoper Dresden/Matthias Creutziger)

The Semperoper Dresden has announced revised plans for January and February of 2021.

In a press statement, the company revealed that, due to continued concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak, the Semperoper found “itself compelled to replace the events scheduled for January and February with an alternative program that is currently being put together.”

The company was originally scheduled to present productions of “Die Fledermaus,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Blues Brothers,” “La Boheme,” and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” among other productions. The company was also set to showcase Wagner’s “Ring Cycle” in a production by Willy Decker. The company did note that an alternative solution for the “Ring Cycle” was being considered and would be announced in coming weeks.

Germany has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last several weeks. The country saw a record 23,542 new cases on Nov. 13 and close to 1,200 deaths over the last week.