The New York Times recently reported that the New York Grand Opera has cancelled all of this summer’s free outdoor performances in Central Park because of unpredictable heavy rainstorms in recent years – a shame for the three to four million visitors who have enjoyed the performances in the past. Have no fear! The weather won’t keep this opera community down. Indoor performances have been planned as a replacement.
In an age of unpredictable weather patterns – how will public art and performance communities adapt to environmental changes? Read more here: NYTimes. A letter from Vincent LaSalva, director of the opera, is at the New York Grand Opera website.
[An update to this post: the historic Semper Opera house in Dresden has cancelled performances for the next two months, due to flooding from the recent record rainfall across Czechoslovakia, Austria and Germany.]