No 1 accomplishing onstage in Spain’s Teatro Actual opera residence is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic.

And that’s even ahead of the next act scene in Antonín Dvořák’s “Rusalka” — about a water nymph who falls in adore with a mortal — in which cast users kiss and grope in a feigned, non-socially distanced orgy.

Although lots of of the world’s key venues are shut down, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Covent Back garden in London and La Scala in Milan, viewing a functionality at the Teatro Authentic in Madrid can nearly make you ignore about the coronavirus.

Positioned in 1 of the towns hit most difficult by the virus, the Teatro Serious is making a herculean energy for the show to go on, investing in protection measures that have authorized it to phase performances — albeit with smaller audiences — considering the fact that July.