As reported in The Sydney Morning Herald , dozens of performers, musicians, technicians and creative staff, who were rehearsing Otellofor Opera Australia, have had to go into self-isolation after a construction worker involved with the refurbishment of the Sydney Opera House tested positive to COVID-19.

A spokesperson from OA told Limelight: “Opera Australia is working closely with the Sydney Opera House, and following the advice from NSW Health regarding COVID-safe plans and protocols, to ensure the safety of its performers and staff.”

The isolation order is thought to affect OA principal singers and orchestra members, and will also apply to their families and householders.

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The OA 2021 Sydney Winter season had only just opened, with one performance of Aidastaged, when the two-week Sydney lockdown forced the cancellation of all subsequent performances until Friday 9 July. In line with the NSW Government’s extension to the stay-at-home order, the Opera House will now remain...