NEW Met Opera SEASON 2021 opening delayed until December 31, 2020.
The company has made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of its 2020–21 season, based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis. As a result of the new season delay, while the LIVE IN HD season will continue, the first three events will be cancelled. This includes the below-listed titles. Local titles will be rescheduled as follows, with LIVE IN HD dates for December's Gala to be announced shortly.
REVISED DATES AND CANCELLED TITLES FOR 2020
NEW DATE - THE GERSHWIN'S PORGY & BESS
moved to start from Saturday, October 10, 2020
NEW DATE - AGRIPPINA
moved to start from Saturday, November 7, 2020
NOW CANCELED - AIDA (Verdi)
NOW CANCELED - IL TROVATORE (Verdi)
NOW CANCELED - FIDELIO (Beethoven)
The new season is now scheduled to begin Live on December 31, 2020, with a special gala performance, the details of which will be shared at a later date. “Given the enormous organizational complexity of the Met’s schedule, we have no choice but to cancel our fall season,” General Manager 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.”