The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

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The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

Baritone Sebastia Peris, wearing a face mask, waits backstage during a performance of the opera "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A ribbon saying “not available” covers seats on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, to help the audience maintain social distancing. The opera house is again open, although to smaller audiences, during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A musician in a face mask plays the violin at a rehearsal at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Cast members wear face masks during a rehearsal of "Don Giovanni" at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A cast member of the opera “Rusalka” gets a temperature check as part of the COVID-19 protocol measures prior to a performance at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A nurse holds a tablet that shows the temperature of spectators at the entrance of Teatro Real before a performance of "Rusalka" in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, left, talks with stage manager Hugo Fernandez in a dressing room prior to a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
An opera aficionado, wearing a face mask, walks into the Teatro Real to attend to a performance of "Rusalka" in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
British conductor Ivor Bolton, right, waits backstage at the Teatro Real prior to a performance of "Rusalka" in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The orchestra warms up prior to a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A makeup artist disinfects a chair used by a cast member before a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian warms up backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. The cast, chorus and orchestra members are tested every three days. Offstage, masks are compulsory. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Andres Maspero directs the chorus backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, right, and American tenor Eric Cutler, left, during a performance of "Rusalka" opera at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Opera aficionados in masks and maintaining social distance, attend a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Stage manager Nieves Garcia works backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, on Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Dressmaker Sacramento Sanchez works at Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Cast members stretch during a break of a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Maintenance workers dressed in protective gear work on disinfecting the ventilation system in the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Cast members wear face masks backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A health professional conducts a coronavirus test on an employee at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A disinfection system is used at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

Baritone Sebastia Peris, wearing a face mask, waits backstage during a performance of the opera "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A ribbon saying “not available” covers seats on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, to help the audience maintain social distancing. The opera house is again open, although to smaller audiences, during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A musician in a face mask plays the violin at a rehearsal at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Cast members wear face masks during a rehearsal of "Don Giovanni" at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A cast member of the opera “Rusalka” gets a temperature check as part of the COVID-19 protocol measures prior to a performance at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A nurse holds a tablet that shows the temperature of spectators at the entrance of Teatro Real before a performance of "Rusalka" in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, left, talks with stage manager Hugo Fernandez in a dressing room prior to a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
An opera aficionado, wearing a face mask, walks into the Teatro Real to attend to a performance of "Rusalka" in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
British conductor Ivor Bolton, right, waits backstage at the Teatro Real prior to a performance of "Rusalka" in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The orchestra warms up prior to a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A makeup artist disinfects a chair used by a cast member before a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian warms up backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. The cast, chorus and orchestra members are tested every three days. Offstage, masks are compulsory. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Andres Maspero directs the chorus backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, right, and American tenor Eric Cutler, left, during a performance of "Rusalka" opera at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Opera aficionados in masks and maintaining social distance, attend a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Stage manager Nieves Garcia works backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, on Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Dressmaker Sacramento Sanchez works at Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Cast members stretch during a break of a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Maintenance workers dressed in protective gear work on disinfecting the ventilation system in the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Cast members wear face masks backstage during a performance of "Rusalka" at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A health professional conducts a coronavirus test on an employee at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A disinfection system is used at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. The theater is one of the few major opera houses that have reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, although to smaller audiences. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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