Metropolitan Opera cancels entire 2020-2021 season

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NEW YORK (NewsNation Now) — For the first time in its nearly 140-year history, New York’s Metropolitan Opera is skipping an entire season.

The Opera’s General Manager said performances can’t resume until the pandemic is over, with a vaccine that’s widely available and herd immunity has been achieved.

This raised the Met’s total performances canceled because of COVID-19 to 276, since the previous season was cut short in March.

The Met is expected to return next September, kicking the season off with Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up In My Bones.”

The show will be the company’s first presentation of a Black composer.

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