In light of COVID cases, Pacific Opera’s Carmen and Victoria Beer Week postponed

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Theater lights will dim and beer taps will run dry with the postponement of a performance by Carmen Opera and Victoria Beer Week in the face of high cases of COVID-19.

The theater lights will go out and the beer taps will dry up with the postponement of an opera presentation Carmen and Victoria Beer Week in the face of high numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Pacific Opera Victoria announced on Thursday the postponement of its upcoming live performances of Carmen – which had already been postponed from the 2019-2020 season – after provincial health authorities urged vigilance and caution for the next few weeks.

“The February performances of Carmen were sold with subscriptions and pre-sales, and a waiting list is taken if capacity limits are relaxed,” said Ian Rye, CEO of Pacific Opera.

The opera, which was due to run from February 23 to March 1, had more than 100 performers, many of whom would have had to travel to Victoria to rehearse and perform.

“A large part of the decision to postpone was made to protect the health of our performers,” said Nicole Malcolm, director of marketing and communications at Pacific Opera Victoria. “We decided we couldn’t morally put them in this position and instead had to do our part to protect our community.”

A new production date will be announced in the coming months. For now, all other Pacific Opera 2022 events will go ahead as planned.

Holders of Carmen tickets can be redeemed for upcoming screenings of The garden of Alice, For a look or a touch or the double live performance of Enjoy your lunch! and Italian Course.

There are also options to donate the tickets for a tax receipt, exchange them for a gift certificate, or request a refund.

by Mozart Don Giovanni, scheduled for April 20-26, is currently sold out for subscribers and interested ticket buyers are encouraged to sign up to be on a waitlist.

Meanwhile, disappointed opera-goers won’t even be able to cry into their craft beer, as the Victoria Beer Society has postponed the Victoria beer The week event, originally scheduled for March, until April 1.

“We know people are patiently waiting for Beer Week to return, but with the advent of the Omicron variant, the Victoria Beer Society believes postponing the event for a month is in the best interests of vendors. , volunteers and participants,” said Joe. Wiebe, beer director of the event.

Current tickets will still be valid for the April event. Ticket holders who cannot attend the new date can get a refund.

Wiebe says interest has been high and the event will likely see around 50 craft brewers represented. A full schedule will be reconfirmed in the coming weeks, with the popular School of Beer schedule released alongside updated dates.

The event will see the return of some fan favorites like Clay Potter’s Home Brew Workshop and Beer and Coffee with Discovery Coffee’s Brittany Davies.

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