Vienna State Opera cancels performances due to several Omicron cases

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The Vienna State Opera has cancelled all performances up to and including on Wednesday due to several cases of the Omicron strain of the coronavirus among the group. The first performance to be affected was the operetta “Die Fledermaus,” by Johann Strauss II, planned for New Year’s Day, the group announced on Saturday. The State Opera has not had to close in the past due to Covid-19 cases. More than 85 per cent of the staff are triple vaccinated and PCR tests are carried out at least three times a week, opera director Bogdan Roscic said. “But the working conditions, especially with the artisti…

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