Due to COVID-19 directive, Vancouver Opera cancels remainder of season, including Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera

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      Vancouver Opera is having to cancel all its performances and programming for the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to the B.C. Provincial Health directive that Canadians not gather in groups of more than 250 persons due to COVID-19.

      Vancouver Opera works in conjunction with Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) and has been reviewing their related messaging which includes the cancellation of events taking place over the next few weeks.

      “Based on the current recommendations, we have made the responsible decision to cancel the remaining performances of our season including the upcoming production Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera and the Vancouver Opera Festival and we are postponing VOX and Flight of the Hummingbird,” said Tom Wright, interim general director Vancouver Opera in the announcement today.

      Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera, based on the lyrics and music of Roger Waters's The Wall, was to have been the big draw at the annual spring Vancouver Opera Festival, with a planned staging from April 23 to May 2 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      The fest itself was to have occurred from April 23 to May 9. A May 3 presentation of The Flight of the Hummingbird at the Vancouver Playhouse on May 3 was also cancelled.

      Ticket holders will receive a gift certificate which can be used for future events. Alternatively, patrons can donate their ticket(s) to the Vancouver Opera and receive a charitable tax receipt. These donations will continue to support the organization and Vancouver Opera artists.

      Patrons are requested to not contact the Vancouver Opera box office by phone and instead are advised to submit information through the online form at www.vancouveropera.ca.