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Opera Omaha to reschedule Orpheum Theater season due to pandemic

Outdoor and virtual events will be planned
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Posted at 4:18 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 17:29:13-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In response to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, Opera Omaha announced it will reschedule the company’s Orpheum Theater productions in the 2020/2021 season in order to protect patrons, artists and staff.

In a statement the opera said, "We have worked diligently with artists and creative teams to offer previously scheduled titles and innovative Opera Omaha productions next year in our 2021/2022 season, to be announced early 2021."

At this time, Opera Omaha is not planning to present any Orpheum Theater events for the remainder of its 2020-2021 season. Based on COVID-19 status and health recommendations, the organization will plan to offer additional outdoor Opera To Go neighborhood concerts, once weather permits, and they are currently working to develop new large scale outdoor programming for the late spring 2021.

Additionally, Opera Omaha will continue to produce digital content and virtual events, which can be accessed at OperaOmaha.org and on social media. The arts organization will also serve community partners virtually through online programming and workshops with the Holland Community Opera Fellowship.

"Opera Omaha has thrived on partnerships and creative innovation this year more than ever. We have deepened our connections and comradery amongst our arts partners and opera community, working together to pool resources and keep arts organizations afloat," the opera wrote in a release. "We believe that as long as Opera Omaha continues to serve the community, we will remain worthy of the community’s support and all of us at Opera Omaha look forward to safely experiencing exciting performances with our loyal patrons and friends in the near future."

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