The Vancouver Opera has postponed its entire 2020-21 season.
The Candian company stated, “It is now clear that we will be unable to present our 2020–2021 season on the stage of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as originally planned. Our much-anticipated 60th anniversary season that includes ‘Carmen,’ ‘Così fan Tutte,’ and ‘Falstaff ‘will be postponed to the 2021–2022 season.”
The company also noted, “This is an opportunity to explore inventive ways to connect with audiences while supporting our artists and musicians. We are re-envisioning a season with a spotlight on Canadian artists, intimate gatherings, digital performances, and community partnerships. We will continue our engagement work with schools, students, and the broader community, and are excited to welcome a new group of resident artists to our Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program later this year. We look forward to sharing details with you as plans are confirmed.”
The Vancouver Opera is the latest company to postpone its entire season following the Calgary Opera and Nashville Symphony. The majority of North American companies have canceled their fall season due to the ongoing pandemic.