Tulsa Opera Postpones ‘Emmeline’

By David Salazar

Tulsa Opera has postponed its upcoming production of Tobias Picker’s “Emmeline.”

The opera was set to open on February 25 and 27, 2022. It will now be featured as part of the company’s 2022-23 season.

“Like many arts organizations around the country, we have been monitoring the ever-changing public health situation relating to COVID-19 and have made the difficult decision to postpone this production,” said Ken McConnell, the General Director of Tulsa Opera, in an official statement. “We believe this is our most responsible course of action in terms of the safety of our company, audiences, and artists.”

Audiences can retain their tickets for the reschedule performance or donate the ticket value to the company’s annual fund. They can also request a refund for tickets purchased.

“Emmeline” was set to be directed by Tara Faircloth and conducted by Francesco Cilluffo; it was set to be the first opera by Picker to be staged by Tulsa Opera since he took over Artistic Director in 2016.