MOF20 & Così Fan Tutte Cancelled at Opera Memphis
Earlier today, Opera Memphis made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Midtown Opera Festival, including the production of Mozart's Così fan tutte.
The following statement has been released:Though this decision is heartbreaking, we know it is vital that we play our part in combating the spread of virus in this truly unprecedented situation. We know there are many disappointed opera lovers reading this, so we are also taking the opportunity to announce 30 Days of Digital Opera beginning on April 1. Every September, we fan out through the city giving free performances for the entire month. This coming April, instead, will be a chance for us to provide fresh, daily content on all of our digital channels. More details will be shared on this new program as it develops. We know nothing can replace the feeling of seeing an opera live and in person, but hopefully, this new program will help bridge the gap! Within the next several days, we will reach out to all of our ticket holders and provide them with their options. We hope our patrons will consider donating their tickets to help us recoup some revenue, as the company has decided to pay our artists and crew who rely on performances for their livelihood. Finally, the administrative offices for Opera Memphis will be temporarily closed. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your patience.