The Dallas Opera Cancels Remainder of 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Dallas Opera has canceled the remainder of its season.

The company released a press release that stated, “In this constantly evolving public health crisis, The Dallas Opera is closely monitoring latest
developments in the U.S. and around the world. The safety of our audiences, artists, and staff is our top priority and as a company, we are closely following the CDC guidelines.”

It continued, “In this regard, it is with the deepest regret that I announce that The Dallas Opera is cancelling all performances and programs, both inside and outside the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, for the remainder of the 2019-20 Season. This includes all mainstage performances of ‘Don Carlo,’ ‘Pulcinella/La voix humaine’ and ‘The Barber of Seville,’ as well as ‘Songs for Dallas’ and the Biennial Lone Star Vocal Competition hosted by The Dallas Opera Guild. This cancellation includes all educational, donor, and community engagement events.”

The company originally announced that it had canceled all private and public events through April 28, 2020 were canceled.

The 2020-21 season opens in October with Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and will include Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” Talbot’s “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice,” Puccini’s “Tosca,” and VIVA DIVA! starring Joyce DiDonato.