Teatro de la Maestranza Cancels Performance of ‘Argippo’ & Announces Broadcast

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: https://www.andalucia.org/)

The Teatro de la Maestranza has announced the cancellation of several performances between March 26 and April 9, 2021. The cancellations come as a result of new restrictive measures imposed by health authorities of the Junta de Andalucía in Seville due to ongoing concerns over the spread of COVID-19.

Among the canceled presentations are symphonic concerts that were scheduled for March 26, and April 5, 8 & 9, 2021. Finally, the Teatro de la Maestranza was forced to cancel the concert performance of Vivaldi’s rarely performed “Argippo” that was scheduled for March 27.

The opera was set to star Vivica Genaux, Marie Lys, Giuseppina Bridelli, Delphine Galou, and Luigi De Donato. Fabio Biondi was signed on to conduct the Europa Galante. The opera house stated that it would proceed with a broadcast of the opera and that it would inform the public as soon as possible about the details of the broadcast.

Spain’s health minister Carolina Darias warned of increasing number of COVID-19 cases nationwide but stopped short of imposing new restrictions. Darias emphasized that the Health Ministry had already set rules for the upcoming Easter holidays such as banning travel between regions and an overnight curfew.

Spain is one of the rare European countries currently performing for live audiences. The Gran Teatre del Liceu is set to present Verdi’s “Otello” for 1,000 spectators despite ongoing concerns over the pandemic.

Spain has logged 6,393 new COVID-19 cases on March 25, 2021.