Statement from Eugene Opera on Tosca Cancellations

In collaboration with the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and the City of Eugene, we are deeply saddened to announce that we are canceling our performances of Tosca on March 13 and March 15. We are very disappointed that we are unable to bring our production of Tosca to the community this weekend.

Given Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s order canceling events with more than 250 people – and our concern over the growing threat of this fast-spreading virus—we must make this difficult and painful decision.  Your safety and well-being, and that of our cast, crew, orchestra, venue staff and others, remain our priority.

We concluded our final dress rehearsal just last evening after weeks of hard work and months of planning. This opera would have been a stellar event, bringing world-class talent to Eugene to join our gifted and dedicated professionals in performances never to be forgotten.

As you can imagine, the cancellation of our biggest production of the season has potentially devastating financial impacts for our small company. The majority of the costs of this production have already been incurred, and we will not benefit from box office revenue to offset these costs.

The Hult Center will automatically refund the price of your ticket at the point of purchase; however, we hope you might consider supporting Eugene Opera by making a contribution to the Opera. You can do that directly on the Eugene Opera website at or by sending a contribution to the Opera at 1590 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97401.

We remain grateful to our Eugene Opera community—our patrons and donors, our performers and staff—as we work together to overcome this challenge and bring extraordinary artistry to Eugene.

In difficult times, our strongest asset is the support of our community. We’re proud to be Eugene’s Opera.