Staatsoper Berlin Announces Cancelations & Changes to 2020-21 Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Staatsoper unter der Linden Facebook page)

The Staatsoper unter der Linden in Berlin has announced changes to its 2020-21 season.

The productions of Verdi’s “Macbeth,” Wagner’s “Tannhäuser,” and Britten’s “The Turn of The Screw” have been canceled, per an official press release. Instead, the opera house will offer three presentations of the gala concert “Viva Verdi!,” on Oct. 4, 9, and 11, 2020.

Per the same release, the reduced Everding production of the Mozart and Schikaneder’s singspiel “Die Zauberflöte” will get five more performances, on Oct. 25, 26 & 31, and Nov. 1 & 8, 2020.

The revival of Georges Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles” by Wim Wenders will take place with a reduced choir.

The Staatsoper unter der Linden has also announced that starting in October 2020, up to 567 visitors will be allowed into the auditorium. The opera house has deployed strict COVID-19 safety rules, to include social distancing of one meter and mandatory face masks.