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Staying safe while attending the opera
Audience Masking & Vaccination Records
Opera Ithaca is committed to the health and safety of the audience, artists, and all stakeholders. Covid continues to influence our planning and we want to take steps together to stay healthy. Opera Ithaca will follow the guidance established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with the New York State Department of Health. We will post on this page and send notifications via email and social media with updates on protocol for attending live performances.
Opera Ithaca requires all employees and contractors to be fully vaccinated.
Currently, there is no mask mandate in New York State. The New York State Department of Health recommends wearing masks indoors during surges.
Opera Ithaca will make a determination about the mask and vaccination requirements two weeks prior to any public performances. We will post regular updates as the situation evolves. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and to exercise extreme caution.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to wear a mask throughout the performance?
Possibly. We will determine that no later than two weeks before the performance.
Do I need to show proof of vaccination to attend?
Possibly. We required proof of vaccination for all productions in the 2021-2022 season. We will determine
the requirement no later than two weeks before the performance.
If I don't feel well, should I still try to attend?
No. We will miss you at the show, but please stay home. We are happy to exchange your ticket for an
I'm worried about attending after hearing that singing events have caused large outbreaks. What do I do?
Every singer and company member is required to be fully vaccinated and to undergo regular testing.
While that does not completely eliminate the risk, our internal pandemic protocols are designed to
minimize the risk to both the company members and the audience.
Will the singers be wearing masks during the performance?
Hopefully not. We will follow guidance from the New York State Department of Health.