Regrettably, Jennifer Rowley’s upcoming performances at the Metropolitan Opera as the title role of Tosca and as Musetta in La Bohème have been canceled because of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The venue stated in their announcement:
“We regret to announce that the Met has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended May 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all performances and Live in HD transmissions. This decision, as difficult and disappointing as it is for our audience and the entire company, was unavoidable in light of the unprecedented challenges ahead.”
Jennifer was set to sing in Sir David McVicar’s stunning production of Tosca opposite Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi, George Gagnidze as Scarpia, and Philip Cokorinos as Sacristan (April 15 & 18). Since her Met debut in Franco Zeffirelli’s immortal staging of La Bohème in 2014, Ms. Rowley was scheduled to return to the beloved production as Musetta on April 29, and May 2 & 7.
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