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Although not directly saxophone related, The Metropolitan Opera has announced the cancellation of the rest of the 20-21 season and hinges 21-22 on the widespread availability of a vaccine.

We regret to inform you that the Metropolitan Opera has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the entirety of the 2020-21 season, based on the advice of health officials who advise the Met and Lincoln Center. Because of the many hundreds of performers who are required to rehearse and perform in close quarters and because of the company's large audience, it was determined that it would not be safe for the Met to resume until a vaccine is widely in use, herd immunity is established, and the wearing of masks and social distancing is no longer a medical requirement. Health officials have said this will likely take at least five to six months after a vaccine is initially made available. We want nothing more than to get back to creating operatic magic as only the Met can, but the safety of our company and the audience we serve must come first.

I feel like this is the canary in the coal mine. Next will come the rest of Broadway, the touring community, Las Vegas, and regional and local arts groups.

It's going to be a helluva long road back, IF we can even come back from this.

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The MET has broad support from a very wealthy community. It will survive. They also have some income from MET on Demand.

Not so sure about Broadway and tours.
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