Opera News reports:
The Metropolitan Opera announced today that it has canceled the first few months of its 2020-season, and will now open its doors next season with a special gala performance on December 31st. The company’s performances will then continue through through June 5, 2021.
“Given the enormous organizational complexity of the Met’s schedule, we have no choice but to cancel our fall season,” said Metropolitan Opera Peter Gelb said.
“The health and safety of our company members and our audience is our top priority, and it is simply not feasible to return to the opera house for a September opening while social distancing remains a requirement.”