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The San Diego Opera has announced that performances of “Aging Magician” have been canceled.
The showcase, which was to be the west coast premiere of the opera, was set for March 13 and 14, 2020 at the Balboa Theatre. One major reason given for the cancelation of the event centered on the concerns over possible travel restrictions for under 25 members of the chorus from Brooklyn, NY.
“San Diego Opera is closely following the national conversation about the spread of the novel coronavirus. We are saddened our community did not get to experience this important work, but understand the decision of the artists and their families in these uncertain times,” stated David Bennett, San Diego Opera General Director, in a press statement.
The company mentioned that it did intend to present all scheduled performances with the theatre rented, contracted labor on hand, and the creative crew in San Diego. The company still has upcoming productions of “The Barber of Seville” and “The Falling and the Rising” in April and May, respectively.