The Boston Lyric Opera has canceled a performance of “Champion” due to COVID-19.
The company announced that “due to a series of COVID cases, the Boston Lyric Opera will cancel the performance on Wednesday 18 May of ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz. The company plans to mount the performance on Friday 20 May at 7.30pm and the performance at 3pm on Sunday 22 May as planned at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater. “
Ticket holders for the May 18 show will have the option of moving into the Friday or Sunday show or using their ticket costs for shows next season. They will also have the option of receiving a refund or donating the price of their tickets to the company.
In a statement, BLO Acting General and Artistic Director Bradley Vernatter said, “The health of our artists, our staff and our audiences is paramount. Although our policies and protocols are strong – informed by CDC guidance and a team of medical and industry experts – COVID remains a “opportunistic virus. We are doing everything we can to ensure that our incredibly talented cast, orchestra, choir and everyone else involved will be able to bring you this extraordinary work next week.”
“Champion” stars Brian Major, Markel Reed, Tichina Vaughn, Chabrelle D. Williams, Jesus Garcia, Terrence Chin-Loy, Wayne Tigges and Stephanie Blythe.