RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Inaugurated on September 12, 1911, the São Paulo Municipal Theater - an architectural landmark of the city and one of the main lyric stages in the country - will celebrate its 110th anniversary in the midst of the covid-19 crisis, with sanitary restrictions limiting the artists' activities and reducing its capacity to hold the public.
But this is not the first pandemic the Municipal is facing. The theater had been in operation for seven years when the Spanish flu reached the country in September 1918, aboard the ship Demerara, coming from Europe. In the following two . . .