Image by Lechhansl, via Wikimedia Commons On its website, the Met Opera announced that "effective immediately, all performances have been canceled through March 31 because of coronavirus concerns." But that doesn't mean audiences can't get their fill of opera performances. According to Opera Wire, in an "effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, […]
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