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COVID-19: Suspension of Bristol Opera

16th March 2020 by

As I’m sure you are all aware, the spread of COVID-19 globally is causing a lot of changes to our day to day life, with information changing daily and measures being put in place to slow the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable in our society.

As such, Bristol Opera will be following guidelines set by the UK Government and the WHO around social distancing.

  • Opera rehearsals will be suspended with immediate effect until 25th June. This is subject to any changes in guideline between now and then
  • Auditions for Hugh the Drover will be delayed until further notice. We will make an announcement when a new date is arranged
  • Our production of Hugh the Drover will be postponed until September/October. This is dependent on the availability of the venue and performers
  • Subject to changes to official guidelines, we are considering rehearsing through summer, effectively bringing our summer break forward.

Arne, Graham and the rest of the committee are working hard behind the scenes to ensure we are all ready to go when restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, keep yourselves safe and we look forward to seeing you when we meet again.


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