Staatsoper Hannover Cancels Performances Due to COVID-19

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Staatsoper Hannover)

The Staatsoper Hannover has announced the cancellation of all performances until at least Dec. 12, 2021. The cancellation comes on the heels of a COVID-19 outbreak at the opera house.

“According to the information from the health department, with which we are in constant contact, there was no danger to the public at any time due to the strict hygiene concept,” said the opera house in an official press statement.

Among the canceled performances are Verdi’s “Otello” on Dec. 9, Humperdinck’s “Hänsel und Gretel” on Dec. 10 & 12, and Bizet’s “Carmen” on Dec. 11, 2021.

Germany is undergoing a fierce COVID-19 wave driven by the Delta variant. The current 7-day incidence in the region of Hannover stands at 207.1. The 7-day incidence in Germany currently stands at 432.2.