The front-lawn opera performances in Ballard have been postponed, with renewed bans on live entertainment due to the pandemic.
Stephen Wall, aka Ballard Opera Man, has been drawing crowds to his front lawn since April. But now, the show won’t go on: Wall announced on Facebook that he’s pausing his performances, observing Gov. Jay Inslee’s requirement that live entertainment be postponed as the state experiences another surge in COVID-19 cases.
Here’s Wall’s Facebook post:
Our “Ballard Opera Man” lawn concerts have always been about pulling together through this pandemic. Suspending our shows for the time being is the right thing to do. This is the course that Western Washington University is taking. This is the course that Seattle Opera is taking. I look forward to resuming the show ASAP. Our mutual well-being is more important than anything. I will continue to post on Ballard Opera Man Facebook page. Please join me there whenever you can to see what’s new. God bless you all and we will see you as soon as possible.
To find out when the performances will resume, follow the Ballard Opera Man on Facebook.
Photo: Jane Monserud