Wiener Staatsoper Postpones Livestreams Due to COVID-19

By Francisco Salazar

The Wiener Staatsoper has postponed its upcoming live streams due to COVID-19 concerns.

The company announced that its “Le Nozze di Figaro,” scheduled for Feb. 1 at 3.30 p.m., and the premiere of “Carmen,” scheduled for Feb. 7, will be postponed for later dates.

According to the Wiener Staatsoper, “Carmen” was postponed because Anita Rachvelishvili, who is set to sing the title role, tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Additionally, the theater announced that there have been further infections among the team, including the chorus, which was set to record Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro.”

As a result the company will stream Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier,” recorded in December 2020 starring Martina Serafin, Erin Morley, Günther Groissböck, Daniela Sindram, Jochen Schmeckenbecher and Piotr Beczala.