Opéra National de Paris Cancelled Another Performance of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” due to the national strike.
The company said it had to cancel the performance after the strike notice came into effect according to their statement, “given the right of employees to declare industrial action up until the scheduled performance time, the Opera was not able to inform the audience earlier.”
The cast for this performance “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” was to include Xabier Anduaga, Lisette Oropesa, Carlo Lepore, Krzysztof Bączyk, Tommaso Barea, Marion Lebègue, and Florian Sempey in the role of Figaro. Carlo Montanaro was signed on to conduct the production by Damiano Michieletto.
According to the company, they are still set to perform the opera upon its scheduled return on January 17, 2020. “Il barbiere di Siviglia” is set to run through February 12, 2020.
We will see if the performance on January 17th will happen. The national strike has been affecting so many performances thus far in France causing multiple cancellations.