Met Opera Cancels Its Season in Troubling Sign for Return of Live Music

Met Opera Cancels Its Season in Troubling Sign for Return of Live Music
Citing safety concerns from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the New York Metropolitan Opera announced on Wednesday that it is cancelling its 2020-2021 season. The decision carries ominous implications for the return of the live music industry, which has been battered since the pandemic almost completely stalled what was supposed to be a record year for the business.

In a press release, the company said that with hundreds of performers in close quarters along with the Met’s audiences, resuming shows wouldn’t be safe “until a vaccine is widely in use,
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