Utah Symphony & Utah Opera to Resume Live Performances

By Francisco Salazar

On Feb. 26, 2021, the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera announced the return of audiences to live performances at Abravanel Hall and Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre.

Both venues will reopen to the public on March 25 through the remainder of the spring season. The companies announced that six Masterworks concert programs are planned alongside a May opera production.

In a press release, the companies announced that the Abravanel Hall and Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre will follow Phase One of Salt Lake County’s health and safety guidelines, which include reduced capacity audiences, six-foot social distancing between households while seated, mandatory face coverings, and the other requirements related to health and safety guidelines USUO.

All concerts will feature shorter programs that require fewer musicians and the frequency of performances has increased due to the reduced capacity. Details for the May opera production will be released at a later time.