The Opera Buffs Cancels ‘Music of the Spanish Speaking World’ Due to Omicron Transmission

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

The Opera Buffs has announced that it was forced to cancel the event “Music of the Spanish Speaking World” due to the transmission of the new Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant.

Soprano Orianna Falla, tenor Anthony León, and baritone Efrain Solis were supposed to perform a program of song, aria, and zarzuela. The program was set be presented on Jan. 8, 2022 at the Barrett Recital Hall in the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

The venue will next present a Gala with Orchestra at the Zipper Hall in June 2022.

United States logged 400,000 new coronavirus cases on Dec. 29, 2021, thus setting a pandemic record. As Omicron is spreading at a super-exponential speed across the country, preserving the health of the artists, production teams and audiences has become a daily challenge.

The current seven day incidence in the United States stands at 903.