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‘Tosca’ at the Metropolitan Opera canceled due to COVID-19
The Metropolitan Opera has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended May 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Jagde was set to make his principal role debut as Cavaradossi in Sir David McVicar’s stunning production of Tosca. The production was going to be part of the Met’s Live in HD broadcasts on April 11.
The venue stated: “We regret to announce that the Met has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended May 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all performances and Live in HD transmissions. This decision, as difficult and disappointing as it is for our audience and for the entire company, was unavoidable in light of the unprecedented challenges ahead.”
The cast was scheduled to include Anna Netrebko and Jennifer Rowley alternating the title role, George Gagnidze and Michael Volle as Scarpia, and Patrick Carfizzi and Philip Cokorinos as Sacristan, among others.
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