Teatro Nuovo Postpones Opera Performances Due to COVID-19

By David Salazar

Teatro Nuovo has postponed its performances of “Maometto Secondo” and “La Sonnambula.”

Per an official press statement, the company announced that the postponement was due to a surge of COVID-19 cases within the company.

“We are heartbroken for our performers, who worked right up to the cusp of dress rehearsals, and terribly sorry to disappoint our ticket-holders but safety comes first,” said General Director Will Crutchfield in an official press statement.“Notwithstanding our daily tests and masking requirements, this devious virus found a way in, and spread very aggressively once it was here. We will reschedule the two operas at the earliest possible moment, so that fruits of these past four weeks’ labor will eventually reach the public.”

“Maometto Secondo” was set to star bass Hans Tashjian in the title role, mezzo Hannah Ludwig as Calbo, tenor Nicholas Simpson as Paolo Erisso, and Canadian mezzo Simone McIntosh as Anna Erisso.

Meanwhile, “La Sonnambula” was set to feature soprano Teresa Castillo, tenor Enrique Guzmán, Dorian McCall, Meagan Sill, and Allison Gish.

Performances were set to take place between July 9 -14 at the Kasser Theater in Montclair, New Jersey and Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center.