Please see below for key aspects of our performance plan at Blow-Me-Down Farm specific to health screenings, physical distancing, the use of face coverings, and cleaning.



  • All cast will be required to do a COVID-19 test prior to their arrival for the season.
  • A trained staff member will be on site at Blow-Me-Down Farm at the start of each rehearsal or performance day to conduct screenings and wellness checks on all company members.
  • Should any company member test positive, we will communicate with NH public health officials and follow their guidance. If deemed necessary, we are prepared to cancel a scheduled event.
  • Patrons will be asked to not attend if they are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19.


  • All rehearsals and performances will take place outdoors at Blow-Me-Down Farm.
  • A new bandshell tent for performers—with air circulation on all sides—will accommodate a larger stage (60’x40’), allowing singers and orchestra to be spaced further apart.
  • Orchestra members will be spaced 6-8’ apart.
  • In the concert staging, singers will maintain physical separation of 6-8’ and will sing out towards the audience, versus into one another.
  • Patrons will not be seated within 20’ of the stage.
  • We will designate eight-foot circular "patron pods" on the lawn to allow for six feet of separation between patrons. Those attending in family groupings will not have to maintain the six-foot distance from their own family members. We will similarly mark out spaces for those doing the “drive in” option.


  • Opera North staff and volunteers will wear face coverings on site.
  • All patrons will be asked to wear face coverings while on site (except while eating).
  • Singers will wear face coverings when feasible.
  • Plexiglass shields will be placed in front of winds and brass players, as well as the conductor. String players will wear face coverings while playing.
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  • We will adhere to CDC guidelines for cleaning moderate-high touch surfaces. This includes all surfaces in the tent (chairs, music stands), public spaces in the house (if used), and port-a-potties.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer and portable wash stations will be available throughout the site for company members and patrons.
  • Port-a-potties will be spaced further apart. We will perform without an intermission to limit congestion at the port-a-potties during the events.