Coronavirus Protocols Drop Early Curtain On 'TOSCA', Other Events

Mar 12, 2020

In the wake of coronavirus concerns and Governor Brown’s statewide directive to limit public gatherings to 250 people or less, many events are being canceled or rescheduled.

A tender moment between lovers Tosca and Mario, during a dress rehearsal for the Eugene Opera's production that was just canceled.
Credit Eugene Opera

For the Eugene Opera, the decision to cancel its latest production, TOSCA was “heartbreaking”, according to executive director Erika Rauer. She says the news came at 10 o’clock Wednesday night.

“Which was the exact moment that our conductor put down his baton, concluding the final dress rehearsal," she tells KLCC. 

"Everything was completely ready and set to go, it’s a fabulous show with incredible artists, and incredible hard work and dedication that came to bring this massive work to life.”

Rauer says so far, they hope to keep their “Diva Cagematch” -- a boxing meets opera event -- on the May calendar.

Additionally, the Eugene Symphony has rescheduled its Symphonic series concert from May 19th to May 30th.  And the Eugene Chamber of Commerce has canceled or postponed its formal events through April 8th. This includes its Women Business Leaders event and the Economic Summit.

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