Guided by the current global health pandemic recommendations, we recognize the importance of protecting our audiences, artists, musicians, and staff members. We have made the difficult decision to cancel 33 of the 47 mainstage and Cullen Theater performances of the 2020–21 season, through the spring of 2021. The canceled performances include Carmen (Oct. 23–Nov. 13), Werther (Oct. 30–Nov. 15), the world premiere of The Snowy Day (Dec. 10–Dec. 20), Parsifal (Jan. 22–Feb. 7, 2021), and Cinderella (Jan. 29–Feb. 15, 2021). We plan to welcome audiences back to the Wortham Theater Center beginning in April 2021 for the HGO premieres of Mazzoli and Vavrek's Breaking the Waves (Apr. 16–May 1, 2021) and Rodgers and Hammerstein II’s The Sound of Music (Apr. 30–May 15, 2021). The company will perform four of the five originally scheduled performances of Breaking the Waves.
HGO patrons and subscribers who currently have tickets for the 2020–21 season will have their subscriptions moved to the 2021–22 season automatically. In appreciation of their continued support, existing tickets to Breaking the Waves and The Sound of Music will be made complimentary. More information and additional options can be found at HGO.org/coronavirus.
In order to continue bringing you great art, we have envisioned a whole new digital season. A full schedule of content and information on how to access these video performances will be available at the beginning of August 2020.
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Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the 2020-21 season has been canceled through March 2021. We will welcome audiences back to the Wortham in April 2021 for the HGO premieres of Breaking the Waves and The Sound of Music. HGO patrons and subscribers who currently have tickets for the 2020–21 season will have their subscriptions moved to the following season automatically.